Flick by Abigail Tarttelin

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A modern-day Romeo and Juliet with a voice reminiscent of the rawness of 1970s punk, this knockout coming-of-age story is told by its charming protagonist Will Flicker Set in one town in the north east of England, this is the story of a brilliant, unforgettable moment in the life of two teenagers: a sweet taste of young life, a love letter to hope. Marooned by a lack of education and a lack of generally anything else better to do, Will, a.k.a. "Flick," muses on the artistry behind being a stoner, whether Pepsi is better than Coke, and why the new girl in town is just so much hotter than all the familiar slutty girls—or "slappers and professional-abortionists"—he counts among his friends. As his relationship with Rainbow, the new girl in town, develops, Flick finds himself torn between the constraints and loyalty he feels to his old life and the pull of freedom that Rainbow represents.

About Abigail Tarttelin

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Abigail Tarttelin is an actor whose films include The Butterfly Tattoo, Taxi Rider, Three Stags, and Triple Hit. She has written for womenandhollywood.com and serves as a committee member for Equity, the actor's union. Flick is her first novel.
Published May 19, 2015 by Atria Books. 241 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The postindustrial town of Redcar on the rusting seaside of northern England is the setting for Brit actress Tarttelin’s debut novel, a place filled with aimless youth, closed factories , and loads of drugs.

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Rainbow is intelligent and begins to broaden Flick's horizons, recommending books for him to read, including On Chesil Beach (a deft literary counterpoint to the action described.) But things turn sour when Flick is forced to become involved in a drug transaction by local dealer and hardman ...

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