'This is a brave, brutal story told with a shocking immediacy. Alex Wheatle has created a disturbing portrait of life in a children's home, in language which is plain, unsparing, and heart-rendingly poignant' Daily Mail

Four friends decide to run away from the horror of their everyday lives in a children's home in the English countryside. They head for the woods, their sense of freedom surprises them, and for the first time they feel the exhilaration of adolescence.

Yet the forest slowly asserts its own power and what happens there will affect the four boys' lives forever. With his trademark humour, compelling narrative directness, and rhythmic prose, Alex Wheatle here shows himself to be an author of real calibre, exposing the social stigma associated with children's homes, and the psychological consequences of their impact on sensitive children.

Never losing pace or failing to engage the reader at every moment, `Home Boys' is an unflinchingly honest depiction of childhood.

Genre: General Fiction

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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Home Boys
Author(s): Alex Wheatle
ISBN: 1-911350-39-0 / 978-1-911350-39-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arcadia Books
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May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Home Boys
Author(s): Alex Wheatle
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