Corby, the industrial new town built around a vast steel works, draws many to the fires of its furnaces - in the hope of steady work, a better house, a fresh start.
Amongst them are Francis Cameron, from Scotland, and his friend Jan Ruckert, the son of Latvian refugees.
Alienated, intelligent and curious, they form a strong and lasting bond: two teenage boys finding their feet in a foreign place.
But violence hangs in the Corby air like the ash and the stench from the steel works, and when it comes down it is sudden and lethal - with repercussions that will last a lifetime.
Living Nowhere is a story of friendship and loss - a resonant, thrilling book that carries at its core a beautiful and terrible secret.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/06/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099448556