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Black Car Burning

Mort, Helen
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing (Vintage)
Published: July 16, 2020
ISBN: 9781784706630
336 pages

£8.99

The debut novel from the poet Helen Mort

Alexa is a police community support officer whose world feels unstable. Caron, Alexa’s girlfriend, is pushing her away and pushing herself even harder. A climber, she fixates on a brutal route. Leigh, who works at a local gear shop, watches Caron climb and feels complicit. Meanwhile, an ex-police officer compulsively revisits the April day in 1989 that changed his life forever. Trapped in his memories of the disaster, he tracks the Hillsborough inquests, questioning everything. As the young women negotiate Sheffield’s violent inheritance, the rock faces of Stanage and their relationships with each other, Mort stunningly grounds these journeys of trust and trauma, fear and falling, in the texture of the urban and natural terrain underfoot.

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