When Lights Are Bright by Wes Brown
Available early 2017
A day in Leeds. The English Defence League and anti-globalisation protesters are clashing in the streets. A schoolgirl is missing from a council estate and her parents are on the television. Contrarian journalist, James Oisin, is haunted by her face on the missing posters. He suspects the mother is behind it.
In a story about class, identity and capitalism, James' search for the missing schoolgirl leads him to confront the truth of his past, the white working class and the consequences of his contrarianism.
For James, anonymity may be the most radical act of all.
Wes Brown is a 29 year old writer and his debut novel, Shark, was published by Valley Press. He is the young writers' co-ordinator at the National Association of Writers in Education and Editorial Assistant at Magma Poetry. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme and is a visiting lecturer in creative writing at the University of East London.
This is a hardback book.