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Niven Govinden

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An outstanding new voice in British literature, whose novel Graffiti My Soul is a heart-breaking story of youthful love and tragic loss

This is Surrey where nothing bad ever happens. Except somehow 15 year-old Veerapen, half Tamil, half-Jew and the fastest runner in the school has just helped bury Moon Suzuki, the girl he loved. His Dad has run off with an optician and his Mum's going off the rails; then there's his trainer, who's has been accused of kiddie-fiddling. Since when did growing up in the suburbs get this complicated?

As the knots of Moon and Veerapen's tragic story unfold, Niven Govinden brings to life a misfit hero of the school gates, bristling with tenderness, venom and vigour. Graffiti My Soul is a hip, rich big-hearted book
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Average rating: 3.25 · 166 ratings · 32 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Graffiti My Soul

3.39 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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All the Days and Nights

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Black Bread White Beer

3.66 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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We Are the New Romantics

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All the Days And Nights

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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.



Ankita I LOVE "Graffiti My Soul". It's such a fun book!
Thank you!


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


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