Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Select topics of interest:
Close
Bulletproof Suzy
Bulletproof Suzy

Bulletproof Suzy

FICTION

256 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: November 2006

ISBN 9781905802012

Rights: US & CA

Myrmidon Books (Nov 2006)

Sorry, this item is temporarily out of stock
 

Overview

Echoing A Clockwork Orange, this story of violence and revenge set in a city of the not-too-distant future drags readers by the collar into the violent world of anti-hero Suzy.

A government initiative to deal with increasing opposition to rising taxes offers employment to anyone willing to collect payments, by whatever means necessary. Suzy and her gang of "little ladies" are all too willing to sign up for the business opportunity, lured by both the money and the violence. Suzy's childhood friend Joanne is opposed to the scheme and a rift forms between the two young women—then Joanne is found brutally murdered outside Suzy's tower block. Suzy and her crew set about finding the killer to exact retribution in the only way that they know, but there are two ominous complications: Suzy is the police's only suspect and there appears to be damning video evidence; and there is a menacing new gang infiltrating Suzy's neighborhood—they're sophisticated, armed to the teeth, and after Suzy's blood. Written in the convincing yet accessible street-speak of Suzy herself, this tale of the British urban underclass explores the clash between individual freedom and state control, and considers to what extent an individual can shape her own destiny.

Reviews

"A heady mix . . . as entertaining as it is brutal." —The Big Issue

Author Biography

Ian Brotherhood is a short story writer who has been published in Variant magazine and has been shortlisted for the Tartan Shorts Award.