This is Surrey where nothing bad ever happens. Except somehow, 15 year-old Verapen, half Tamil, half-Jew and the fastest runner in the school has just helped bury Moon Suzuki, the girl he loved. His Dad has run off with an optician and his Mum's going off the rails; then, there's his trainer, who's has been accused of kiddie-fiddling. Since, when did growing up in the suburbs get this complicated? As the knots of Moon and Verapen's tragic story unfold, Niven Govinden brings to life a misfit hero of the school gates, bristling with tenderness, venom and vigour. "Graffiti My Soul" is a hip, rich, big-hearted book full of unexpected twists and inspiring humanity.
NIVEN GOVINDEN is an ex-Surrey-ite with no discernable track or field ability. He is the author of one previous novel, We Are The New Romantics, and is currently hard at work on his third book.