The Rainbow Singer

The Rainbow Singer

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Wil is a teenage Heavy Metal fan who lives with his family in Belfast. He is sent with nine other Protestants, plus ten Catholic youngsters, to Milwaukee USA as part of a month-long peace initiative. The organisers of 'Project Ulster' are full of optimism, but the Project goes wrong from the start. Wil is not simply the angst-ridden, fourteen-year-old he appears to be. He lives a secret life as a Loyalist terrorist, and peace is the last thing on his mind. That is, until he meets Teresa, a bewitching Catholic girl who makes him believe that the American Dream, where everyone can live together, might be possible. But when Teresa breaks Wil's heart, old grievances resurface. Egged on by his host family's son, the Catholic-hating Derry, Wil soon resorts to his old ways. HAPPY DAYS becomes BADLANDS as events spiral out of control.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 222g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753813386
  • 9780753813386

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Fourteen-year-old Wil is sent with nine other Protestant and 10 Catholic youngsters to Milwaukee as part of a peace initiative. But Will has a secret life as a Loyalist terrorist - until he meets a bewitching Catholic girl. However, when she breaks his heart Wil reverts to his old ways.A brilliant debut novel by an exciting young British writer.show more

About Simon Kerr

Simon Kerr is a 29-year-old full time writer who won a Brian Moore Short Story Award in 1996. He writes screenplays and tutors creative writing courses part-time at various universities including The University of Bath and Queen's University of Belfast.show more

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3 45% (15)
2 6% (2)
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