Keeping the House

Tice Cin

£11.99

The Turkish variety are prized for their enlarged leaf bud, that’s where we put the heroin . . .

Ayla has a plan. There’s a stash of heroin, just waiting to be imported. No one seems sure what to do with it, but Ayla’s a gardener, and she knows.

From secretive men’s clubs to spotless living rooms, Keeping the House is an electrifying debut that lifts the lid on a covert world. But just as it offers a fresh take on the London drug trade and its machinery, it tells the story of three women in one house: a grandmother, a mother, and the daughter, each dealing with the intricacies and reverberations of community, migration and love.

Published 7 September 2021

SKU: 9781913505080 Category: Tags: ,

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The Turkish variety are prized for their enlarged leaf bud, that’s where we put the heroin… Imagine a cabbage: at its centre is North London’s Turkish heroin trade, and the overlapping leaves are the stories of its players. There’s Damla, a Turkish-Cypriot girl growing up in Tottenham, and her mother Ayla, who moved there from North Cyprus in the aftermath of the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots. There’s Mehmet, a mover in the trade, and Ali, who’s got big hopes for Ayla. A bewitching debut that lifts the lid on a covert world, Keeping the House is a dynamic, electric introduction to a fascinating new voice.

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Dimensions19.8 × 13 cm
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