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Hood Rat

3.46 based on 107 ratings & 17 reviews on Goodreads.com

2012 Long-listed

The Orwell Prize

2012 Short-listed

CWA Dagger for Non-Fiction

Synopsis

BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2012

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION NON-FICTION DAGGER AWARD

‘THE MOST IMPORTANT CRIME STORY OF THE DECADE’

Scottish Mail

Manchester. London. Glasgow.

In the summer of 2011 violence erupted in our inner cities and many blamed gang culture. But is the truth so simple?

Hood Rat tells the human stories that the media miss: of young men who have fallen through the system, and of one young woman with a vision for change.

‘Unflinching. It penetrates environments that most of us only ever glimpse’ Observer

‘Impressive. Knight uncovers the sort of stories that never make the news’ Scotsman

‘This British sensation is a must. Disturbingly compelling’ Marie Claire

‘A gripping novelistic immersion in the lives of young criminals’ Louis Theroux

‘The British Wire’ BBC Radio 5 Live