Graeme Armstrong & Tice Cin | 26th August 2021 @7pm
Join us for the very first event at Mount Florida Books! We're delighted to welcome Tice Cin and Graeme Armstrong to the shop to discuss their novels Keeping The House and The Young Team. The event will be chaired by Heather Parry.
There’s a stash of heroin waiting to be imported, and no one seems sure what to do with it . . . But Ayla’s a gardener, and she has a plan.
Offering a fresh and funny take on the machinery of the North London heroin trade, Keeping the House lifts the lid on a covert world thriving just beneath notice: not only in McDonald's queues and men’s clubs, but in spotless living rooms and whispering kitchens.
Spanning three generations, this is the story of the women who keep their family – and their family business – afloat, juggling everything from police surveillance to trickier questions of community, belonging and love.
Tice Cin is an multidisciplinary artist from north London. A London Writers Award-winner, her work has been published by DJ Magazine, GUAP, Extra Teeth and Skin Deep and commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and St Paul's Cathedral, among others. An alumnus of Barbican Young Poets, she now creates digital art as part of Design Yourself – a collective based at the Barbican Centre – exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything. A producer and DJ, she has released an EP, Keeping the House, to accompany her debut novel.
2004. Azzy Williams joins the Young Team [YTP]. A brutal gang conflict with their deadly rivals, the Young Toi [YTB] begins.
2012. Azzy dreams of another life. He faces his toughest fight of all – the fight for a different future.
Expect Buckfast. Expect bravado. Expect street philosophy. Expect rave culture. Expect anxiety. Expect addiction. Expect a serious facial injury every six hours. Expect murder.
Hope for a way out.