Winner of 'Die besten 7 Bücher für junge Leser', 11/2002
MANNY WANTS TO BE A FOOTBALLER. OR A POP STAR. OR WRITE A BESTSELLER. HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET MARRIED... 'Harry and Ranjit were waiting for me - waiting to take me to Derby, to a wedding. My wedding. A wedding that I hadn't asked for, that I didn't want. To a girl who I didn't know... If they had bothered to open their eyes, they would have seen me: seventeen, angry, upset but determined - determined to do my own thing, to choose my own path in life...' Set partly in the UK and partly in the Punjab region of India, this is a fresh, bitingly perceptive and totally up-to-the-minute look at one young man's fight to free himself from family expectations and to be himself, free to dance to his own tune.
"Any teenager under pressure from his or her parents to conform will enjoy this novel" Guardian
Rai Bali, 1971 als Sohn indischer Einwanderer in England geboren, wuchs in Leicester auf und studierte Politikwissenschaft in London.