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Home Girl

The story of Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast in the care system. It is a wholly modern story which sheds a much needed light on what can be an unsettling life - and the consequences that can follow when children are treated like pawns on a family chessboard.


Atom/Little BrownUK

Antje Kunstmann Verlag

Akashic USA

Au Diable Vauvert France

Recorded Books Audio USA
WFHowes Audio UK

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'Studded with Wheatle's characteristic slang, Naomi's story is both heartbreaking and hilarious, offering no easy happy endings, but a flickering sense of hope.' the Guardian

‘An author with great talent and great heart’  David Almond

‘Alex is a one of our foremost literary activists, giving voice to the black working class experience with unsurpassed clarity and compassion. For this alone he should be universally considered a national treasure’  Stephen Kelman

'I love Alex and all he stands for in the world of literature'  Kerry Hudson

'Alex Wheatle is the real deal; he writes with heart and authenticity, books that make you laugh and worry and cry and hold your breath. It's a pity there's only one of him'  Kit de Waal

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