... if you like your poison prickly and pop-cultural, Graffiti My Soul will likely schizzle your nizzle. -- New Statesman
A deliciously subversive, happy-slap of a book. -- Attitude Magazine
A modern-day Hanif Kureishi. -- The Times
Govinden's grasp of the narrative is outstanding... You become totally immersed in Veerapen's world... -- Independent on Sunday
'Outstanding. You become totally immersed.'
'Adolescent cruelty, tenderness and sexual identity flit around Govinden's edgy coming-of-age novel.'
Hip, rich, big-hearted and unforgettable
This is Surrey, where nothing bad ever happens. Except somehow, 15-year-old Veerapen, half-Tamil, half-Jew and the fastest runner in the school, has just helped bury Moon Suzuki, the girl he loved. His dad has run off with an optician and his mum's going off the rails. Since when did growing up in the suburbs get this complicated?
As the knots of Moon and Veerapen's tragic romance unravel, Niven Govinden brings to life a misfit hero of the school yard, bristling with tenderness, venom and vigour.
About the Author
Niven Govinden was born in Sussex in 1973 and was educated at Goldsmiths. He used to work in the music industry until pampering pop-star egos lost its allure, and now writes full time. He is the author of one previous novel, We Are The New Romantics. Visit Niven's myspace page at: www.myspace.com/graffitimysoul