Playing Mercy

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Parthian, 2005 - Fiction - 308 pages
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David wears Adidas Stan Smith. His brother Chris looks up to David more than is good for him. The best his feet ever got when his Dad was alive was a pair of Air Max 97's; a bit of contraband from a bloke in the pub, but a present from his Dad all the same. Snowman's Gran's dead too: he misses her and her KitKats more than he realises; him and the boys usually wear Rockport boots. The white of Keeley's trainers accompanies Chris like a dream as he spends a weekend trying to meet up with her. His birthday Nicky Deakins are scuffed and his body pulped in a revenge attack: romance is put on hold when David defends the family name and his own hardman reputation.
Chris and his Year Eleven mates trade in cut-price sweets; cadged fags and favours for Graham, who has a police-scanner in his living room for company. Welcome to Britain's top Chav Town, where if you want to go legit to get your clothes, you go to Stolen from Ivor.

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Matthew David Scott teaches English in Cardiff.

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