The Chocolate Shop Perverts is the first novel by Cameroon-born Ernest Alanki, although his short stories have been published in literary journals all over the world.
This is the dark, yet hauntingly beautiful tale of Martin, a misfit teenager, plagued by an abusive upbringing and menaced by thoughts of murder and revenge. Outside therapy, his life is spent in the Chocolate Shop, observing, judging and writing about his fellow customers. But then he meets the charismatic James….
As Martin is drawn deeper into James’s spectacular and surreal world, he ultimately finds that anything he wants can be his. But at what price?
…apocalyptic first novel…
Too few books are written about those who feel society has left them behind… hopefully this will be the first book of many from Ernest.
– Alex Wheatle, author of Brixton Rock and Island Song
Published as an e-book
Ernest Alanki writes full-time – in his spare time! Now a Swedish citizen, he lives and works as an academic in Stockholm.
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