Never Far from Nowhere
A passionate and perceptive story full of the pain and the humour of growing up, from Andrea Levy, author of the Orange Prize winning SMALL ISLAND and the Man Booker shortlisted THE LONG SONG.
NEVER FAR FROM NOWHERE is the story of two sisters, Olive and Vivien, born in London to Jamaican parents and brought up on a council estate. They go to the same grammar school, but while Vivien's life becomes a chaotic mix of friendships, youth clubs, skinhead violence, A-levels, discos and college, Olive, three years older and a skin shade darker, has a very different tale to tell...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jayne_charles - LibraryThing
There are many books out there described as 'coming of age' novels, but of all the ones I have read this does the best job of conjuring up that feeling of anticipation and slight tinge of danger as ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Zommbie1 - LibraryThing
This was an okay book. Although I could understand Vivien's ambivalence over her background I never felt for her or Olive. To me they seemed like they made themselves into what they were. Olive used ... Read full review