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Lying in front of Harrison Opoku is a body, the body of one of his classmates, a boy known for his crazy basketball skills, who seems to have been murdered for his dinner. Armed with a pair of camouflage binoculars and detective techniques absorbed from television shows like CSI, Harri and his best friend, Dean, plot to bring the perpetrator to justice. They gather evidence--fingerprints lifted from windows with tape, a wallet stained with blood--and lay traps to flush out the murderer. But nothing can prepare them for what happens when a criminal feels you closing in on him. Recently emigrated from Ghana with his sister and mother to London's enormous housing projects, Harri is pure curiosity and ebullience--obsessed with gummy candy, a friend to the pigeon who visits his balcony, quite possibly the fastest runner in his school, and clearly also fast on the trail of a murderer. Told in Harri's infectious voice and multicultural slang, Pigeon English follows in the tradition of our great novels of friendship and adventure, as Harri finds wonder, mystery, and danger in his new, ever-expanding world.

Synopsis:

When a basketball-playing classmate is killed in what seems to be a senseless act of violence, 11-year-old Ghana emigrant Harrison Opuku and his best friend, Dean, apply detective skills gleaned from popular television shows to gather clues only to stumble on the actual killer. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

STEPHEN KELMAN grew up in the housing estates of Luton.andnbsp;He's worked variously as a careworker, a warehouse operative, and in marketing and local government administration.andnbsp;Pigeon English is his first novel.andnbsp;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547501680
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Kelman, Stephen
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Coming of Age
Publication Date:
July 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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"Synopsis" by , When a basketball-playing classmate is killed in what seems to be a senseless act of violence, 11-year-old Ghana emigrant Harrison Opuku and his best friend, Dean, apply detective skills gleaned from popular television shows to gather clues only to stumble on the actual killer. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.
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