Tony White
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ISBN 9780571216840 Format Paperback
Published 17/07/2003 Length 240 pages

About Book

Tony White's remarkable new novel breathes dramatic life into an unlikely urban love triangle. A story of love, jealousy and murder, Foxy-T captures the energy, diversity and comedy of inner city life with streetwise verve and linguistic gusto.

Foxy-T and Ruji-Babes run the E-Z Call Telephone and Internet in the heart of Bangladeshi East London. They've been best friends since school and live together above the shop, but Ruji-Babes' uncle runs things round Cannon Street Road so no one's asking too many questions. It's a twelve-hour day running the E-Z Call and Foxy-T and Ruji-Babes don't get out much, but they have each other and eat their take-outs by candle-light - and all seems cool until Zafar Iqbal turns up on their doorstep looking for his grandad. Fresh from Feltham Young Offenders Centre and with a taste for the weed, the streets and his spars, Zafar's presence rapidly changes the way things work around the E-Z Call, 'cause two's company three's a crowd init'.

'Incredibly sustained, amazingly convincing - out of a voice familiar to most only as a pisstake Tony White has constructed a generous, tolerant and moving book. At the core of the dazzling wordplay and the unique literary experience of this novel is a big, wide heart, always sweetly beating.' Niall Griffiths

  • About Tony White

    Tony White's most recent work of fiction is the novella Dicky Star and the Garden Rule(Forma), specially commissioned to accompany a series of works by the artists Jane and Louise Wilson marking the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Tony is the author of novels includingFoxy-T(Faber), the non-fiction work Another Fool in the Balkans (Cadogan) and editor and co-editor of short story collections including Croatian Nights (Serpent's Tail), with numerous short stories published in journals, exhibition catalogues and collections including All Hail the New Puritans (4th Estate). Tony has been writer in residence at the Science Museum, London and Leverhulme Trust writer in residence at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Tony White collaborated with Blast Theory to write Ivy4evr, an SMS-based, interactive drama for young people broadcast by Channel 4 in October 2010 and nominated for a BIMA award in 2011 by the British Interactive Media Association. Tony White is currently chair of London's award-winning arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm.

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