A breathtaking, intelligent read, which takes five school friends - Joe, Luke, Archie, Hannah and Cathy, but primarily Joe - on a journey from their teens to early 30s, halfway around the world, and back to their West Midlands roots.
Hailing from a similar region, I could easily visualise certain Midlands locations. This story never stands still, though, and takes us to London and Beirut, among other places, by means of intriguing plot twists.
Leaving behind his council estate origins at the end of the 1980s, Joe progresses to London where he takes a job with an urban regeneration company. His work brings him into close contact with homeless people, Government ministers and a… Read more