MADE IN BRITAIN
‘A visceral novel ... it will haunt the reader’ Observer
‘A poignant tale of the “feral underclass” ... what makes the book special is its portrayal of the particular fates of three teenagers who stand for a generation while being utterly and completely themselves’ Jenn Ashworth, Guardian
‘A beautifully written story of post-industrial youth’ Owen Jones, author of CHAVS
‘The dark young novelist is the writer pontificating politicians should have on the bedside table’ GQ
Welcome to Every Town in Britain, an awesome abyss where cultures and communities come together, but only with the help of riot gear, and where drugs aren’t a trendy cliché but a necessary evil, consumed not just to get off but to get by. Post-industrial but far from post-class, the people in this forgotten corner of the world are waiting for what comes next – and running out of patience.
Made in Britain is a story about growing up in a place like this. Connected by circumstance, the three sixteen-year-old narrators weave a twisted tale of love, lost youth and good old-fashioned violence spanning school, GCSEs and the longest summer holiday of their lives.
A novel of both hope and despair, Made in Britain follows the love-hate relationship between a next generation at a crossroads – and the place they call ‘home’.