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Each of these narratives are from an array of vibrant, fresh teenage voices who tell us what it is like to be living their life, as an urban Asian, West Indian, or white teenager in Britain today. From the gritty raw narrator of title story, Dominoes, who describes the gang warfare mentality of both his family and his friends, to the realism of mixed-race relationships in ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Hodder & Stoughton
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I came across this book while I was just browsing through the local library, I borrowed it because I thought it will be a short light read..something I could read on the way home in the bus.

Once I started reading I couldn't put down the book. Every character in this book was utterly interesting and they were all linked to each other somehow and the book just overflows with chilling moments and stupid-but-hearty adventures.

The title story brilliantly captures how easily violence can escalate, and
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Bali Rai was born in 1971 and grew up in Leicester. As a child, Bali wanted to be a footballer or to write stories. Always an avid reader, he hails Sue Townsend, Douglas Adams and Robert Swindells as his writing heroes. Bali grew up reading Dr Seuss and Meg and Mog and his first book purchase was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. He realised he wasn't good enough to play for Liverpool F.C. and ...more

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