Huw Thomas The Tale Of Findo Gask

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Winner of the UK’s Undiscovered Authors Prize 2005 - the story of an extraordinary thief who will capture your heart as he strives to make sure an uncaring world never forgets his name. “…a close look at the feral side of mankind… yet… a curiously tender work” From stealing cigarettes to an armed raid on a security firm… from saving drowning dogs to snatching an opera diva’s tiara, ‘Findo Gask’ tells the story of a rollercoaster life in the underbelly of modern Britain. It’s also the story of a lonely boy trying to find love and earn respect from the few people that he does trust. Findo Gask is born into poverty. His mother is a drug addict and he grows up surrounded by the worst kind of underworld lowlifes. But Findo is someone special and determined to make sure his name isn’t forgotten. Growing up as an unregistered child with no official identity, Findo learns early on how to keep his head down, slip in and out of places unobserved, and run from trouble - perfect talents for a thief. Initially, Findo steals to survive but - as he gets older and his exploits more audacious - theft becomes a form of self-expression, a way of asserting his identity and shouting out his name to anyone who will listen… including Abby McGee, the girl who steals his heart. ‘The Tale Of Findo Gask’ is a story about a boy with no official identity but a burning desire to prove himself; someone who does what others would love to do if they had no morals… or weren’t frightened of getting caught. “a brilliant work of observation of the human condition in its most tried and trying circumstances” - Katherine Ashe Book length: approx 432 pages/ 170,000 words
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