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"Simultaneously accurate and fantastical, this boy's love letter to the world made me laugh and tremble all the way through. "Pigeon English "is a triumph." --Emma Donoghue, author of "Room" (on the current Booker longlist) ""Pigeon English "is a powerful and impressive novel. Harri is an intelligent child with irresistible charm. His exuberance and natural resilience transcend his desolate surroundings and offer the reader an unexpected hope and belief in the nobility of the human spirit. Kelman knows the world of boys--their language, their humour, their thoughts--and Harri's voice is dazzlingly authentic. Utterly convincing and deeply moving, this is a book that we should all read if we want to understand the ugly world that we have somehow managed to create on the edges of society. I wasn't sure if I would have the courage to read it, but I was won over within the first few pages." --Clare Morrall, author of t Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize "This boy's love letter to the world made me laugh and tremble all the way through. Pigeon English is a triumph." --Emma Donoghue, author of Room "Remarkable . . . Kelman's creation is plausible, convincing and often enchanting." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Pigeon English in a category beyond genre . . . This [is a] work of deep sympathy and imagination."--Boston Globe "Continually surprising and endearing . . . There's a sweetnees here that's irresistible." -- Washington Post "Ingenious . . . Pigeon English packs a wallop." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer "The mystery is secondary to the pleasures of listening to Harri as he prattles on winningly in a mix of street slang and Ghanaian expressions." --Christian Science Monitor "Pigeon English is a fascinating look at a culture pushed to the margins by a nation's economic and empathic indifference." --Time Out Chicago "A startlingly assured piece of work . . .With a very light touch, Kelman makes us view from a new perspective the kind of story we're used to reading about in the newspapers . . . Kelman is a writer to watch." --Mystery Scene "The humour, the resilience, the sheer ebullience of its narrator--a hero for our times--should ensure the book becomes, deservedly, a classic." --Mail on Sunday (UK) "Pigeon English is a book to fall in love with: a funny book, a true book, a shattering book . . . If you loved Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time or Emma Donoghue's Man Booker-shortlisted Room, you'll love this book too." --The Times (UK) "Fantastic . . . it seems hard to believe this is the author's first book." --Guardian (UK) "Like Harper Lee's Scout Finch and Miriam Toews' Thebes Troutman, Stephen Kelman's Harri is an original who seems to breathe real oxygen" --Winnipeg Free Press (Canada) "Rich with lingo, energy, and occasional terror, Pigeon English is a stark and funny look at life in London's rough housing projects. A compelling anatomy of our inner cities, Stephen Kelman's debut novel navigates the hectic, modern world while coping with its most violent accompaniments." --Tony D'Souza, author of Whiteman and Mule "Utterly convincing and deeply moving, this is a book that we should all read if we want to understand the ugly world that we have somehow managed to create on the edges of society." --Clare Morrall, author of the Booker-shortlisted Astonishing Splashes of Colour and The Man Who Disappeared Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize "This boy s love letter to the world made me laugh and tremble all the way through. "Pigeon English "is a triumph." Emma Donoghue, author of "Room" "Remarkable . . . Kelman s creation is plausible, convincing and often enchanting." "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" ""Pigeon English" in a category beyond genre . . . This [is a] work of deep sympathy and imagination." "Boston Globe""Continually surprising and endearing . . . There's a sweetnees here that's irresistible." "-- Washington Post" "Ingenious . . . "Pigeon English" packs a wallop." -- "Cleveland Plain Dealer" "The mystery is secondary to the pleasures of listening to Harri as he prattles on winningly in a mix of street slang and Ghanaian expressions." "Christian Science Monitor """Pigeon English" is a fascinating look at a culture pushed to the margins by a nation s economic and empathic indifference." "Time Out Chicago ""A startlingly assured piece of work . . .With a very light touch, Kelman makes us view from a new perspective the kind of story we re used to reading about in the newspapers . . . Kelman is a writer to watch." "Mystery Scene" "The humour, the resilience, the sheer ebullience of its narrator a hero for our times should ensure the book becomes, deservedly, a classic." "Mail on Sunday "(UK) ""Pigeon English" is a book to fall in love with: a funny book, a true book, a shattering book . . . If you loved Mark Haddon s "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" or Emma Donoghue s Man Booker shortlisted "Room," you ll love this book too." "The Times" (UK) "Fantastic . . . it seems hard to believe this is the author s first book." "Guardian "(UK) "Like Harper Lee s Scout Finch and Miriam Toews Thebes Troutman, Stephen Kelman s Harri is an original who seems to breathe real oxygen" "Winnipeg Free Press "(Canada) "Rich with lingo, energy, and occasional terror, "Pigeon English" is a stark and funny look at life in London s rough housing projects. A compelling anatomy of our inner cities, Stephen Kelman s debut novel navigates the hectic, modern world while coping with its most violent accompaniments." Tony D Souza, author of "Whiteman" and "Mule ""Utterly convincing and deeply moving, this is a book that we should all read if we want to understand the ugly world that we have somehow managed to create on the edges of society." Clare Morrall, author of the Booker-shortlisted "Astonishing Splashes of Colour "and "The Man Who Disappeared"" Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize "This boy's love letter to the world made me laugh and tremble all the way through. "Pigeon English "is a triumph." --Emma Donoghue, author of "Room" "Remarkable . . . Kelman's creation is plausible, convincing and often enchanting." --"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" ""Pigeon English" in a category beyond genre . . . This [is a] work of deep sympathy and imagination."--"Boston Globe" "Continually surprising and endearing . . . There's a sweetnees here that's irresistible." "-- Washington Post" "Ingenious . . . "Pigeon English" packs a wallop." -- "Cleveland Plain Dealer" "The mystery is secondary to the pleasures of listening to Harri as he prattles on winningly in a mix of street slang and Ghanaian expressions." --"Christian Science Monitor " ""Pigeon English" is a fascinating look at a culture pushed to the margins by a nation's economic and empathic indifference." --"Time Out Chicago " "A startlingly assured piece of work . . .With a very light touch, Kelman makes us view from a new perspective the kind of story we're used to reading about in the newspapers . . . Kelman is a writer to watch." --"Mystery Scene" "The humour, the resilience, the sheer ebullience of its narrator--a hero for our times--should ensure the book becomes, deservedly, a classic." --"Mail on Sunday "(UK) ""Pigeon English" is a book to fall in love with: a funny book, a true book, a shattering book . . . If you loved Mark Haddon's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" or Emma Donoghue's Man Booker-shortlisted "Room," you'll love this book too." --"The Times" (UK) "Fantastic . . . it seems hard to believe this is the author's first book." --"Guardian "(UK) "Like Harper Lee's Scout Finch and Miriam Toews' Thebes Troutman, Stephen Kelman's Harri is an original who seems to breathe real oxygen" --"Winnipeg Free Press "(Canada) "Rich with lingo, energy, and occasional terror, "Pigeon English" is a stark and funny look at life in London's rough housing projects. A compelling anatomy of our inner cities, Stephen Kelman's debut novel navigates the hectic, modern world while coping with its most violent accompaniments." --Tony D'Souza, author of "Whiteman" and "Mule " "Utterly convincing and deeply moving, this is a book that we should all read if we want to understand the ugly world that we have somehow managed to create on the edges of society." --Clare Morrall, author of the Booker-shortlisted "Astonishing Splashes of Colour "and "The Man Who Disappeared" Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize "This boy's love letter to the world made me laugh and tremble all the way through. "Pigeon English "is a triumph." --Emma Donoghue, author of "Room" "Remarkable . . . Kelman's creation is plausible, convincing and often enchanting." --"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" ""Pigeon English" in a category beyond genre . . . This [is a] work of deep sympathy and imagination."--"Boston Globe" "Continually surprising and endearing . . . There's a sweetnees here that's irresistible." "-- Washington Post" "Ingenious . . . "Pigeon English" packs a wallop." -- "Cleveland Plain Dealer" "The mystery is secondary to the pleasures of listening to Harri as he prattles on winningly in a mix of street slang and Ghanaian expressions." --"Christian Science Monitor " ""Pigeon English" is a fascinating look at a culture pushed to the margins by a nation's economic and empathic indifference." --"Time Out Chicago " "A startlingl Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize "Simultaneously accurate and fantastical, this boy's love letter to the world made me laugh and tremble all the way through. "Pigeon English "is a triumph." --Emma Donoghue, author of "Room" "Rich with lingo, energy, and occasional terror, "Pigeon English" is a stark and funny look at life in London's rough housing projects. A compelling anatomy of our inner cities, Stephen Kelman's debut novel navigates the hectic, modern world while coping with its most violent accompaniments." --Tony D'Souza, author of "Whiteman" and the forthcoming "Mule" "Utterly convincing and deeply moving, this is a book that we should all read if we want to understand the ugly world that we have somehow managed to create on the edges of society." --Clare Morrall, author of the Booker-shortlisted "Astonishing Splashes of Colour "and "The Man Who Disappeared" "Simultaneously accurate and fantastical, this boy's love letter to the world made me laugh and tremble all the way through. "Pigeon English "is a triumph." --Emma Donoghue, author of "Room" "Rich with lingo, energy, and occasional terror, "Pigeon English" is a stark and funny look at life in London's rough housing projects. A compelling anatomy of our inner cities, Stephen Kelman's debut novel navigates the hectic, modern world while coping with its most violent accompaniments." --Tony D'Souza, author of "Whiteman" and the forthcoming "Mule" "Utterly convincing and deeply moving, this is a book that we should all read if we want to understand the ugly world that we have somehow managed to create on the edges of society." --Clare Morrall, author of the Booker-shortlisted "Astonishing Splashes of Colour "and "The Man Who Disappeared" "Rich with lingo, energy, and occasional terror, "Pigeon English" is a stark and funny look at life in London's rough housing projects. After another hutious gangland chooking, eleven-year-old Harri is on the case, tracking the murderer for donkey hours while impressing Poppy with his bo-styles. A compelling anatomy of our inner cities, Stephen Kelman's debut novel navigates the hectic, modern world while coping with its most violent accompaniments." --Tony D'Souza, author of "Whiteman" and the forthcoming "Mule" "Simultaneously accurate and fantastical, this boy's love letter to the world made me laugh and tremble all the way through. "Pigeon English "is a triumph." --Emma Donoghue, author of "Room" (on the current Booker longlist) ""Pigeon English "is a powerful and impressive novel. Harri is an intelligent child with irresistible charm. His exuberance and natural resilience transcend his desolate surroundings and offer the reader an unexpected hope and belief in the nobilityB "Rich with lingo, energy, and occasional terror, "Pigeon English" is a stark and funny look at life in London's rough housing projects. After another hutious gangland chooking, eleven-year-old Harri is on the case, tracking the murderer for donkey hours while impressing Poppy with his bo-styles. A compelling anatomy of our inner cities, Stephen Kelman's debut novel navigates the hectic, modern world while coping with its most violent accompaniments." --Tony D'Souza, author of "Whiteman" and the forthcoming "Mule" "Simultaneously accurate and fantastical, this boy's love letter to the world made me laugh and tremble all the way through. "Pigeon English "is a triumph." --Emma Donoghue, author of "Room" (on the current Booker longlist) ""Pigeon English "is a powerful and impressive novel. Harri is an intelligent child with irresistible

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