The Black Flamingo
"Intensely moving and heart-warming" Cosmo
"I loved every word" Malorie Blackman
This is not about being ready, it's not even about being fierce, or fearless, IT'S ABOUT BEING FREE.
Michael waits in the stage wings, wearing a pink wig, pink fluffy coat and black heels.
One more step will see him illuminated by spotlight.
He has been on a journey of bravery to get here, and he is almost ready to show himself to the world in bold colours ...
Can he emerge as The Black Flamingo?
WINNER OF THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK BOOK PRIZE
*The paperback edition has beautiful gold foil added to the striking cover design*
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Celebratory and passionate, Atta's bold verse novel calls to its readers to find their own blazing, performative inner truth
The short lines give Michael's story an epigrammatic quality and an urgent pace that is deeply involving. A compact hardback edition, it has been beautifully produced by Hodder
A novel told in beautifully-written verse...an uplifting coming of age story
This incredibly raw debut novel excellently captures internal struggles of growing up and learning to find your voice. Written in verse, this is one that is sure to make you shed a tear.