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Summer in the sun-washed beachlands of the south coast of England. Sixteen year old Kim wants nothing more than to be tough like his wild and fearless brother Scott, the leader of a gang of skinheads fighting for control of the local drug trade. Kim’s young girlfriend Dawn is also a skinhead, whose father is the reclusive biker and drug dealer Dug. What happens next will change the lives of Kim and Scott forever.


Soul Bay Press are absolutely delighted to confirm a new version of Marine Boy by Howard Cunnell – Available from 1st August 2021 onwards! Early copies come with a limited edition postcard signed by the author.

Marine Boy

SKU: SB020
  • Howard’s first novel ‘Marine Boy’ was published by Soul Bay Press in 2007. A revised version of ‘Marine Boy’ was published on 1st August 2021!

    His acclaimed memoir Fathers and Sons (Picador, 2017) was read on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week, and described as ‘unique, and uniquely beautiful’ (Financial Times); it explores his experiences as a fatherless man raising a transgender son. His novel The Sea on Fire (Picador, 2012), ‘maps new noir territory in an incandescent underwater world’ (Guardian), and draws from Cunnell’s life as a dive guide and scuba instructor. He is the contributing editor of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road -The Original Scroll (Viking, 2007), which the New York Times called ‘the living version for our time.’ His third novel, The Painter’s Friend, is published by Picador.

    Howard Cunnell lives in Sussex.

  • We always aim to ship our books out within 3 working days of receiving your order. 

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