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New Punk Book from MARCUS BLAKESTON ‘Runaway’

New Punk Book from MARCUS BLAKESTON ‘Runaway’

Runaway BookSheffield in the early 1980s …

Vegan anarcho punk Stiggy tags along with his mates to see top London Oi! band The Cockney Upstarts play their first ever northern gig at The Marples. He expects trouble when he sees all the skinheads who have turned up, but what he doesn’t expect is to meet Sally, the girl of his dreams. There’s just one problem – she’s a skinhead too, and her boyfriend is absolutely massive. He’s also ten years older than Stiggy, and very protective of his bird.

When the inevitable fight breaks out between punks and skinheads, Stiggy makes a swift exit before the riot cops arrive, taking Sally with him. But he soon finds out there is more to her than meets the eye. She’s hiding a dark secret, and the next time Stiggy crosses paths with her boyfriend it sets in motion a chain of events that will change all their lives forever.

With a unique blend of social realism and unashamed pulp fiction action reminiscent of those old NEL classics of the 1970s by the likes of Richard Allen and Peter Cave, Runaway presents a snapshot of a bygone era populated by punks, skinheads and Hells Angels. Blakeston’s writing pulls no punches, and will leave you battered and reeling by the story’s climax.

Contains scenes of graphic violence, very strong language throughout, and deals with topics that some readers might find upsetting.

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