A modern-day reimagining of Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men for fans of ‘A Boy Made of Blocks’ and ‘Bad Education’.
Life at the bottom of the ladder has taken its toll on Stephen Green’s latest English class. As the new term breaks over Campbell College he’s struggling to inspire the Students That Time Forgot, aka The Lifers.
Enter cheery oddball Callum Child and his long-suffering friend Ben Foster, who join Stephen’s small group of misfits after Callum is thrown off his course for sexting. Sick of bumping along on the bottom Ben has an idea for making money via Youtube, and soon he and the Lifers find themselves in possession of that most deadly of creatures: a plan.
It isn’t long before things take a turn and Stephen is forced to intervene to thwart disaster. As his marriage and career begin to crumble around him he finds himself championing Callum and the Lifers against a broken system and their own nature… but at what cost?
‘I loved this book…cuts to the heart of why (most) teachers do what we do, despite all of the challenges and frustrations. Highly recommended!’ Dr Emma Kell, How To Survive in Teaching
‘A modern take on a literary classic…a sophisticated and compelling read’ – Dreena Collins, The Blue Hour
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Paul Bisson hails from the Channel Island of Jersey. Various photographs and some semi-reliable witness testimony confirm that he spent his twenties in North London, before heading home to his beloved rock where he continues to teach English and play guitar. Always a scribbler, he has contributed stories to various local anthologies, written three novels – Coyote Jack and the Bluebirds (2013), Marigold Dark (2015) and Soledad (2019) – and is currently vice-chairman of the Jersey Festival of Words.