It’s a gritty, visceral and heartbreaking coming-of-age novel, about a young lad growing up in the north of England in the 1970s.
Here’s the blurby bit:
After being blinded in one eye by his abusive father, Peripheral Vision tells the story of 11-year-old Danny Kane growing up in 1970s northern England. His violent upbringing results in his descent into a life of drugs and crime. As he reaches adulthood he realises that the only way out of his spiralling slide into perdition is to find the one thing that he treasured most – his childhood friend, Sally, who was taken into care after the death of her mother. Can the search for his long-lost love lead to Danny’s redemption?
It tackles themes such as domestic violence, child abuse, drug use, gang crime, love and loss, and kitchen sinks.
I’m really pleased with it, and hope you are too. And no, it isn’t autobiographical – I have both my peepers intact!
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