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Nick McDonell's electrifying novel tells the story of a fictional drug called Twelve and its devastating effects on the beautiful rich and desperate poor of New York City. A bleak Manhattan midwinter and a group of wealthy teenagers, left to their own devices by disregarding parents, delve into the excesses of drugs, sex and the most chilling acts of violence imaginable. Hunter ----- falsely accused of murder after a fight on the basketball courts; White Mike - a straight-A student who makes a fortune selling illegal substances; Laura - gorgeous but obsessed with a fabulous new designer drug called 'twelve'; and Claude - whose trips into the shadier corners of Chinatown have fuelled a macabre fascination with deadly weapons...From page one, this novel pulsates towards its apocalyptic climax. Cool and cruel and utterly compulsive, TWELVE is the debut novel of 2002.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 20mm | 240.41g
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 184354072X
  • 9781843540724
  • 231,889

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Twelve is "a beautifully tragic and unsettling story ... a reminder of how engrossing a character-driven novel can, and should, be"

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About Nick McDonnell

Nick McDonell is seventeen years old and was born in New York City. He attends Harvard University.

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