Ugly Dogs Don't Cry by DD Armstrong
"The premise of this novel alone caught my attention, the author behind it even more so."
A retelling of Steinbeck's classic Of Mice and Men set on a West London estate, The Long Way Home explores intimacy, friendship, and masculinity to great effect.
With exceptional skill and sharp insight, DD Armstrong creates the most authentic representation of West London youth culture I've seen yet; his voice is fluid and natural, a joy to read, ranging from the humorous, to the emotionally gut wrenching within a few immersive pages. Here is a writer with infinite promise at his fingertips.
Something tells me, with this reworked classic, he's only just getting started." Courttia Newland, author of A River Called Time