Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids


Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids” recounts the exploits of fifteen teenage reformatory boys evacuated to a remote mountain village in wartime. The boys are treated as delinquent outcasts – feared and detested by the local peasants. When plague breaks out, their hosts abandon them and flee, blockading them inside the empty village. The boys’ brief and doomed attempt to build autonomous lives of self-respect, love and tribal valour fails in the face of death and the adult nightmare of war. It has much in common with Lord of the Flies and The Plague.

Publisher: Picador

Date Published: 1996

Book Condition: Good+ soft cover showing minor wear to covers and cover edges with previous owner’s inscription on top edge of first page

ISBN: 0330347292

ISBN: 0330347292

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