Boy Kills Man (Paperback)

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On the streets of Medellín, Colombia, actions speak louder than words, and the rule of the bandidos is the only law worth listening to. Like most kids of their age, Shorty and Alberto work for their local cartel. They run cigarettes, offer protection, and occasionally assassinate someone. The work is tough, and dangerous, but the boys are commanding respect like they've never known, and the money's pretty good too. But then one day Alberto disappears. And Shorty realizes that he is never coming back. A gangster's life is cheap, and when revenge can be bought for only a few pesos, everyone has their price.

About the Author

Matt Whyman is the author of several critically-acclaimed novels, including The Savages, as well as the bestselling comic memoir, Walking with Sausage Dogs. Matt is the former agony uncle for Bliss magazine and part of the team on Radio 1's weekly advice show, The Surgery.

Praise For…

"The taut story line subtly illustrates the many levels of personal, social, and political costs of the shocking violence created and perpetuated by the largely U.S.-driven international drug trade. . . . The book will interest and educate readers about a world they might know nothing of otherwise."  —School Library Journal

"Readers will feel haunted by Sonny's bleak choices, the brutality, and the heartbreaking conclusion."  —Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781471403965
ISBN-10: 1471403963
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2016
Pages: 144
Language: English