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by Donna Daley-Clarke. My left eye is looking at Uncle Leighton. My right is turned towards Susie. A cross-eyed bastard, always looking the wrong way. For fuck's sake turn your head around, watch him. I'm boss-eyed.
Donna Daley-Clarke (born London) is a British novelist. Her book Lazy Eye won the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best First Book, Europe and South Asia. She is a graduate of the University of East Anglia. 2000 Arts and Humanities Board Award. 2001 Jerwood Young Writer's apprenticeship award. 2004 Arts Council Award. 2005 Hawthornden Castle fellowship. Howes, 2006, ISBN 978-1-84505-849-4; MacAdam/Cage, 23 March 2007, ISBN 978-1-59692-208-2. Articles by Donna Daley-Clarke, OpenDemocracy.
Racial tensions and the plight of immigrant life in 1970s England create the backdrop for the story of a soccer players. Frustrated by the racial taunts hes endured on-field and off, Sonny snapped, bringing Geoffhursts childhood to a close on the very same day that the heat wave broke in a massive thunderstorm.
Lazy Eye. Donna Daley-Clarke. Publisher Description. A Commonwealth Writers' Best First Book Award winner, Donna Daley-Clarke's transfixing yet often hilarious novel vividly entwines the street-smart stories of one black family facing racism and loss in 1970s London. With his father in jail, his mother passed on, and his comic book idols outgrown, lazy-eyed teenager Geoffhurst must find a new hero to inspire him.