Summertime of the Dead
By Gregory Hughes and Gregory Hughes
Yukio's two best friends are dead. Tormented and blackmailed by the Yakuza - the Japanese mafia - they have taken their own lives.
Yukio is a kendo champion and he knows all the stories of the samurai. Heartbroken and furious, he is determined to avenge the deaths of his beloved Hiroshi and Miko.
And so begins a deadly struggle between Yukio and the Yakuza, and between Yukio's capacity for love, and his thirst for revenge.
Shot through with the beauty of Tokyo in spring, this is an unforgettable and uncompromising read.
Gregory Hughes was born in Liverpool, the eighth child in a family of nine. Expelled from school, he spent several years in a home for wayward boys. He has since travelled the world working in a variety of jobs. His first novel, Unhooking the Moon, won the Booktrust Teenage Prize in 2010. He now lives in Los Angeles.
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30 Aug 2012
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Quercus Children's Books
'an author to look out for if you dislike predictable stories' Bookbag. — Bookbag
'A raw and uncompromising story of obsession, full of action and adrenaline as well as tender relationships' Children's Books Ireland. — Children's Books Ireland
'Gregory Hughes, writer of the astoundingly good Unhooking The Moon, is back with a Kill Bill-esque tale full of darkness, revenge and love' Did You Ever Stop to Think. — Did You Ever Stop to Think
'Savagely compelling ... It mimics the distancing stylistics of manga comics as well as suggesting the short-circuitry of the psychopath. It's rather brilliant' Guardian. — Guardian
'Fast, engaging and laced with an unexpected streak of darkness' My Favourite Books. — My Favourite Books
'a dark and gritty tale of love, revenge and deep personal anguish' We Love This Book. — We Love This Book