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Wingbeats that echo from the past One shocking event. Two teachers risk their careers to help a boy who has nothing. Three worlds intersect and connect, regardless of the rules. The best way to avoid trouble, thinks Ayisha Emmanuelle, is to avoid confrontation. As an inner-city schoolteacher, she does a whole lot of avoidance. 14-year-old Shamayal Thomas trusts no one. Not the family, not the gang. And at school, trusting people is forbidden. Jim Stevens teaches history. Haunted by his own, he still believes everyone can learn from the past. History doesn’t always repeat itself. A powerful exploration of the ache of loss set in a landscape where broken people can heal each other. “All the heartbreak of A Kestrel for a Knave (Kes) and then some. Imagine Billy Casper living in South London in the 1990s.”“... reminds me of being inside a kaleidoscope; colourful, surreal, real, poignant and offering an ever-changing, intense view of what it means to be human.” – Amazon Reviewer. Scroll up and treat yourself to a copy today.