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Stuart by Alexander Masters
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Apr 19, 2012

really liked it

Deeply visceral book showing an array of issues from child abuse, addiction, mental health, suicide & all set around the true, and despicable, tale of the Cambridge Two, imprisoned for not squealing to police pressure on activity in the homeless shelter they ran in the late 1990s. Ultimately it`s about Stuart Shorter, the man you pass & judge daily for being lairy, intoxicated & frightening yet this exposes his story & some detail of how he became a street sleeper, convict & all other labels society loves to stamp without a hint of empathy, reasoning or a question. A must read.
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