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Blood Donors

By Steve Tasane

BAD BLOOD. BAD DRUGS. BAD BUGS. WELCOME TO THE FINGER. A Splatterfest with a Social Conscience from radical new voice in teen fiction, Steve Tasane.

Peoples keep dyin' in the finger, the scuzzie old tower block where they put us antisociable families. Authorities say it dirty smack going round, but them bodies ain't all users ... an' they look like they die screamin'. Marshall O’Connor the First lives in the Finger with his mum and li’l bro. His dad’s in prison, school kicked him out, and the bedbugs are drivin’ him crazy. True, Marsh got himself some issues. But it ain’t the drugs that peoples should be worryin’ about, ’cos them bloodsuckin’ bugs have grown some, and they ready for a bigger feed…

  • An edgy, funny, scary mash-up of urban horror and social realism: for fans of The Misfits and Attack the Block!, with hints of Ian Banks coming-of-age classic The Wasp Factory.
  • Narrated entirely in Marshall s street voice and set in a multicultural community on a mission to crush the stereotype.
  • Pacy, pulsing read to make you squirm and scratch, with Mega-bugs as a subtext for the social parasites of poverty and crime.

About the author

Steve Tasane is a writer and performance poet who "rap-funks for everyone from primary schools to May Day anarchists". He has performed at Glastonbury, been writer in residence at the V&A Museum of Childhood, been broadcast on TV and radio, and done a writing residency for Dickens 2012 in Southampton. Blood Donors is his first novel for teens. Steve lives in Hastings, East Sussex. For more about the book see stevetasane.wordpress.com.

ISBN: 9781406344059
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2014
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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