For Selvon, Ardan, and Yusuf, growing up under the towers of Stones Estate, summer means what it does anywhere: football, music, and freedom, but now, after the killing of a British soldier, riots are spreading across the city, and nowhere is safe. While the fury swirls around them, Selvon and Ardan remain focused on their own obsessions, girls, and grime. Their friend Yusuf is caught up in a different tide, a wave of radicalism surging through his local mosque, threatening to carry his troubled brother, Irfan, with it.
Provocative, raw, poetic yet tender, In Our Mad and Furious Citymarks the arrival of a major new talent in fiction.
It’s the cover that grabbed me — because the dog to be honest. He (She) adds an air of something to the cover — why is he barking like he’s lost his shit? And how does he work into the story of Selvon, Ardan and Yusuf?