The Nononsense Press has just republished Sylvester Stein’s third novel written in the early ’60s and called What the World Owes Me by Mary Bowes. It has been republished in the Nononsense Press’ exciting new format printed on A4 paper and staple-bound so it is easy to read in bed, in the bath and on a bus.
Friends told me, ‘DC’ meant ‘Dark City,’ so I packed my bags and headed for a year in “The Nation’s Capital” – Washington, District of Columbia, U-S of A. The day is a Saturday, 12th October, and The Million-Man March is scheduled for Monday.
At twelve, my best friend was a white boy named David who lived across the road from us. He and I walked to school together, both worshipped Arsenal Football Club, went berry picking with his dad in summer, slept in each other’s house at weekends or pitched a tent in the back yard just for fun in stormy weather.