The Resource Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman

Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman

Label
Pigeon English
Title
Pigeon English
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Kelman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. The second best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat all around him. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his new life in England: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal for witnesses draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own. In doing so, he unwittingly endangers the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to try and keep them safe. A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a spellbinding portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape the way he falls.
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
390431
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelman, Stephen
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6111.E524
LC item number
P54 2011
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
550
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Ghanaians
  • Immigrant families
Target audience
adult
Label
Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Briain in 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2010050114
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
263 p.
Isbn
9780547500607
Lccn
2010050114
Label
Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Briain in 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2010050114
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
263 p.
Isbn
9780547500607
Lccn
2010050114

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