Coming-of-age story with a modern twist

Demo, by Alison Miller, Hamish Hamilton, €18.95.

15th October, 2005

Demo, by Alison Miller, Hamish Hamilton, €18.95.

The global anti-war/anti-capitalism movement - with all its drama and energy - was bound to spill over into fiction. Demo is the debut novel from creative writing school graduate Alison Miller, who deserves some kudos for creating an extremely credible central character in 16-year-old Clare.

The action takes place in various cities over three years from 2002 to 2005, but it kicks off in Florence, where thousands...

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