The Bricks That Built the Houses

The Bricks That Built the Houses

Book - 2016
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It gets into your bones. You don't even realise it, until you're driving through it, watching all the things you've always known and leaving them behind. Young Londoners Becky, Harry and Leon are leaving town in a fourth-hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of money. They are running from jealous boyfriends, dead-end jobs, violent maniacs and disgruntled drug dealers, in the hope of escaping the restless tedium of life in south-east London - the place they have always called home. As the story moves back in time, to before they had to leave, we see them torn between confidence and self-loathing, between loneliness and desire, between desperate ambition and the terrifying prospect of getting nothing done.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Bloomsbury,, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781620409015
Branch Call Number: FIC TEM
Characteristics: 399 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 19, 2017

This book is a continuation of where the story left off from her album "Everybody Down". She is one of the most fantastic poets and song writers of my generation. This novel is not only a story, but it reads almost like a poem. I had to stop several times to drink up a sentence, because the words are that powerful. If one is not into "rap" music, reading her poetry books, "The Brand New Ancients" and "Hold Your Own" will open the doors to her heart felt and humbling mind. I also saw her preform her new album, "Let Them Eat Chaos" and it only reiterated my feelings. Do yourself a favor.

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