Foxy-T

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

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

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 is the author of five novels including Foxy-T and Shackleton’s Man Goes South, as well as numerous short stories published in journals, exhibition catalogues, and anthologies. White was creative entrepreneur in residence in the French department of King’s College London, and has been writer in residence at London’s Science Museum and the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He recently collaborated with artists Blast Theory on the libraries live-streaming project A Place Free of Judgement, and until 2018 chaired the board of London’s award-winning arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm. 

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