Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018
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Gazing at the stars from five storeys up,
smelling the bins from five storeys below.
A disappearing father and a Mermaid-Queen mother; statues that sing for flesh and blood; bullies who kick you under the table; perfect red trainers – and the things that lurk in the library….
Award-winning poet Joseph Coelho’s astonishing new collection is a powerful and moving poetic narrative about growing up in the city.