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All Involved

4.03 based on 1704 ratings & 268 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

21 May 15
9781447283195
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£8.99
702 mins
Adam Lazarre-White, Anthony Ray Perez,

Synopsis

That's when it hits me. I'm staring at a war zone. In South Central.

On an April night in 1992, Payasa learns that her older brother has been stabbed to death, his body left out in the road to rot. He was never involved. He was innocent. He didn't even carry a gun. And that messes with the rules, even for Lynwood, even for the streets.

But it's the first day of the LA riots, and the city is tearing itself apart. Fire-fighters, graffiti artists, nurses and law enforcement - all of them connected by this murder - find themselves caught in the mayhem. Every cop is distracted, and for the people who see the law as an enemy, it's a chance to settle old scores.

That's just too good an opportunity to miss.

In the media

[A] claustrophobic, polyphonic portrait. . . the novel is surprisingly elegant and at times even beautiful, but mainly it is overwhelmingly physical. It winds you in the gut and blasts you in the brain. . . Several days on from reading it and I'm still reeling
Independent
Full of brutality with flashes of tenderness, this is an adrenaline-fulled, roller-coaster ride of a novel. Hold on tight.
The Bookseller
A tour de force . . . without glamorising his subject, there's a lyricism in the vernacular and street language that makes it hard not to be moved . . . a powerful work of fiction
GQ