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Stephen Kelman is an English novelist, whose debut novel Pigeon English was a shortlisted nominee for the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

Kelman was born and raised in Luton, Bedfordshire, growing up on the Marsh Farm estate. He studied marketing at the University of Bedfordshire, and subsequently worked in a factory before writing Pigeon English, a novel inspired in part by the murder of Damilola Taylor in 2000.
Stephen's latest work, Man on Fire, is a fictional biography about an Indian Journalist Bibhuti Bhushan Nayak, who holds multiple Guinness and Limca Book of Records while at the same time teaches underprivileged children Martial Arts at the local Gurudwara in his hometown. Man on Fire is a study of human dignity and male folly; a story of transformation, loss and rebirth. This novel will be released by Bloomsbury Publishing house on August 13, 2015 in 28 countries.

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"Pigeon English "

Автор(и): Stephen Kelman
ISBN: 9781408826140
Видавництво: Bloomsbury

Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. The second best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in his personalised trainers -the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat all around him.With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his new life in England: watching,listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal for witnesses draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own. In doing so, he unwittingly endangers the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to try and keep them safe.A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a spellbinding portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape the way he falls.


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