BAD BLOOD. BAD DRUGS. BAD BUGS. WELCOME TO THE FINGER. A Splatterfest with a Social Conscience from radical new voice in teen fiction, Steve Tasane.
Peoples keep dyin' in the finger, the scuzzie old tower block where they put us antisociable families. Authorities say it dirty smack going round, but them bodies ain't all users ... an' they look like they die screamin'.
Marshall O'Connor the First lives in the Finger with his mum and li'l bro. His dad's in prison, school kicked him out, and the bedbugs are drivin' him crazy. True, Marsh got himself some issues. But it ain't the drugs that peoples should be worryin' about, 'cos them bloodsuckin' bugs have grown some, and they ready for a bigger feed...
Steve Tasane is a writer and performance poet who "rap-funks for everyone from primary schools to May Day anarchists". He has performed at Glastonbury, been writer in residence at the V&A Museum of Childhood, been broadcast on TV and radio, and done a writing residency for Dickens 2012 in Southampton. Blood Donors is his first novel for teens. Steve lives in Hastings, East Sussex. For more about the book see stevetasane.wordpress.com.