The Deadman's Pedal, Paperback Book

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Winner of the James Tait Black Fiction PrizeFor 16-year-old Simon Crimmons there is not a lot to do.

Going nowhere, fed up with school, he leaves to work as a driver on the trains.

That summer he is introduced to a world of grown-up glamour, strikes and girlfriends.

When Simon falls for the ethereal, aristocratic Varie, he finds freedom and adventure but will it be at a price?

Too `posh' for the railways, too `working class' for Varie, Simon must navigate what it means to be a man as his world is turned upside down.

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