Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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THE BOY WITH THE PERPETUAL NERVOUSNESS: A MEMOIR OF AN ADOLESCENCE BY GRAHAM CAVENEY, PICADOR, £12.99, EBOOK £8.54 HHHH H A THOUGHTFUL tale about music, class, religion and sexual abuse in 1970s and 1980s Accrington.

Caveney describes being groomed by a charismatic priest and headteacher, who enticed him by offering a cultural education rather than a bag of sweets.

Caveney writes about the way he was manipulated rather than giving horrific details of the abuse. It is harrowing subject matter, yet the gripping story is easy to read as it is written in short bursts, punctuated by song lyrics and quotes.

AMERICAN WAR BY OMAR EL AKKAD, PICADOR, £14.99, EBOOK £8.54 HHHH H THE book is set in late 21st century America, among the tumultuous backdrop of a second civil war.

We follow the story of Sarat Chestnut who helps her family survive in a displacement camp, and eventually becomes a pawn in the war herself. …

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