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Book Title: Deadkidsongs|
The author of the book: Toby Litt
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The size of the: 38.77 MB
Edition: Penguin Canada
Date of issue: January 24th 2006
ISBN 13: 9780143016830
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Into the savage heart of boyhood… The 1970s. Summer. Deep in the English countryside. Four of us—Gang. Waiting for war against the Russkis. But our war, when it came, wasn’t with them. And it didn’t take place in the streets and fields, where we thought it would, but in our homes, our kitchens and bedrooms. And there were no marvellous explosions, medals or cheering. There was glory, though. More than enough glory for all, had all been inclined to take it. And by the time it was over, two of us would be dead…
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Read information about the authorToby Litt was born in Bedfordshire, England, in 1968. He read English at Worcester College, Oxford, and studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia where he was taught by Malcolm Bradbury, winning the 1995 Curtis Brown Fellowship. He lived in Prague from 1990 to 1993 and published his first book, a collection of short stories entitled Adventures in Capitalism, in 1996.
He is the author of the novels: Beatniks: An English Road Movie (1997), a modern On the Road transposed to middle-England; Corpsing (2000), a thriller set in London's Soho; and Deadkidsongs (2001), a dark tale of childhood. Exhibitionism (2002), is a collection of short stories that explore the boundaries of sex and sexuality. A short story by Toby Litt was included in the anthology All Hail the New Puritans (2000), edited by Matt Thorne and Nicholas Blincoe, and he has edited The Outcry (2001), Henry James's last completed novel, for Penguin in the UK.
Finding Myself (2003) is the story of what happens when budding author Victoria About gathers together ten friends for an all-expenses-paid holiday in Southwold in order to write up the ensuing events. His latest novel is Notes for a Young Gentleman.
In 2003 Toby Litt was nominated by Granta magazine as one of the 20 'Best of Young British Novelists'. He lives in London and is a member of English PEN.
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