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BY DEREK OWUSU, #MERKY BOOKS, £12.99 (EBOOK £7.99)

A VIR­TU­OSIC de­but by a raw new tal­ent, That Re­minds Me tells the story of K, a British-Ghana­ian boy whose tur­bu­lent fos­ter-home child­hood leaves him bat­tling a bud­ding neu­ro­sis.

K’s life is re­vealed in frag­ments – through hyp­notic verse we ex­pe­ri­ence fam­i­lies he’s loved and left be­hind, sex­ual en­coun­ters, spir­i­tual doubts and feel with ever in­creas­ing ur­gency, the har­row­ing weight of his own fal­ter­ing iden­tity.

Owusu’s story will re­duce read­ers to tears.

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