Forever and Ever Amen

Forever and Ever Amen

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To James, every day seemed like Christmas Day in Moss Side in the Sixties. It's a world of D-cups and Cross-Your-Heart bras, sinking ferries on the Caribbean Sea, mangoes the size of footballs, and stampeding herds of cows through the middle of Princess Road. All this to an accompaniment of a Winter Wonderland 'Wall of Sound', Motown, Mozart, Mantovani and great big candy coated dollops of Top of the Pops. James' family are due to move to a brand new semi-detached house in predominantly white, and rather more sedate, Ashton-under-Lyne. But not before he's been on his adventures with Aunty Mary...An all-singing, all-dancing first novel from a unique new Black British voice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 195 x 12mm | 169g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747262411
  • 9780747262411

Review quote

'Magically inventive... An affetionate evocation of growing up, told with perhaps a touch too much charm' Guardian 'Bright, joyous and full of energy... it is hard to convey adult themes through the dreamlike observances of a child but it is managed here in a witty and thoughtful way' The Times 'Charmingly evokes the spirit and naivete of the Sixties' Alive 'Joe Pemberton's first novel... has inspired comparisons with CATCHER IN THE RYE [and] TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, while the dreamlike quality of some of its fantasy scenes has led to comparisons with BILLY LIAR' (interview in City magazine)show more

About Joe Pemberton

Joe Pemberton was born and grew up in Manchester. A maths tutor by profession, he is a graduate of the Univeristy of Manchester Creative Writing Course, where he was a pupil of Hilary Mantel and Lesley Glaister. This is his first novel.show more