RE4DINGS: Stevan Alcock reads from Blood Relatives

In the latest instalment of 4th Estate’s regular video series RE4DINGS, we wanted to celebrate the paperback release of Stevan Alcock’s incredible debut novel Blood Relatives.

RE4DINGS looks to introduce viewers to the enthralling personalities behind the books we publish, and this edition is no different. Stevan’s rendition of the opening section of his novel captures perfectly the mix of nostalgia and stark, gruesome violence that permeates his writing. And he delivers it all with that unique voice: a Yorkshire lilt, as refreshing as a can of Corona cream soda.

In Blood Relatives Rick, a teenager from Leeds, and a delivery van boy for Corona pop, suddenly finds his life intertwined with an ominous figure that spreads terror through mid-seventies Britain: The Yorkshire Ripper. Set in a time in England’s history of upheaval and change – both personal and social – this is a story described by the Guardian as ‘radical’ and ‘exuberant’.

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