Jaq: A Top Boy Story (Paperback)

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Based on the hit Netflix series, this novel delves into the lives of Top Boy's beloved characters. Written by creator and co-producer Ronan Bennett, it promises to be an exciting new chapter of this bona fide TV sensation.

I’m gonna tell you the whole story. I’m going to tell you everything.

?Sometimes all it takes is a single message. Maybe it’s bad, like a rival top boy’s been switched off. Or maybe it’s good, like an opportunity you never thought you’d get. But opportunities mean risks, and debts, and you never want to owe anyone anything.

Jaq’s worked hard on the road since she was fourteen, bringing in money to keep her broken family afloat. Now she’s built a good life near the top of the Summerhouse crew, with a beautiful home she shares with her girlfriend Becks and her heavily pregnant older sister Lauryn.

But messages are coming in—good and bad—and Jaq has to make a choice: step back from the road and start a life she’s never even considered. Or seize her opportunities and risk everything for life-changing money. Either way, Jaq will make enemies. And those enemies aren’t going to let her go easily . . .

About the Author

Ronan Bennett was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His novel The Catastrophist (1997) won the Irish Post Literature Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award. Havoc, in its third year (2004) won Irish Novel of the Year and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. His recent work includes the feature film Public Enemies in 2009 and the television series Hidden (2011), Gunpowder (2017) and Top Boy (2011–present).

Praise For…

"A genuine and gifted novelist." — Independent

"Powerful and potent." — Guardian

"Jaq . . . sees how the life that sustains her destroys those she loves most." — Financial Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063337930
ISBN-10: 0063337932
Publisher: HarperVia
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English