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Glen James Brown

Ironopolis

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This book will be released in MAY 2018

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The Burn Estate is doomed.

Bulldozers are ready to obliterate its 60 years of life. 60 years of stories.

Vincent Barr is part of every story. Legendary, terrifying, he stands at the intersection of three generations of the sprawling council estate marooned on the outskirts of Ironopolis, Middlesbrough’s nickname during its long-gone industrial heyday.

There is nothing Vincent hasn’t been mixed up in; boyhood pranks gone horrifyingly wrong. Exploding WWII bombs. Acid rave’s comeups and brutal comedowns. The sinister underbelly of the greyhound racing industry. Ancient, child-drowning Tees River witches hell-bent on havoc. Cult artists and hungover hairdressers. And, finally, his own son Alan – a lifelong misfit with a limp – who is closing in on their family’s darkest secret of all…

 

 

Glen was born in County Durham in 1982. Having read and wrote throughout childhood and adolescence, he studied English at Becketts University in 2001. He then worked as a teacher in London and abroad while continuing to write short stories, and two early novels which nobody will ever get to see. Ever. In 2013, he won an Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarship to study for an M.A. in Creative Writing, where he graduated with distinction, and the Kate Betts Memorial Award. The novel he began there, Ironopolis, is set to be published by Parthian in summer 2018. He lives in Manchester.