THE SWEAT is coming 2021
'The Sweat' is a post-apocalyptic drama, complete at 65’000 words, and is the first book in a three-part series, which follows the journey of a black British family, doing all they can to survive a nationwide infection, rapidly desolating the British isles. ‘The Sweat’ seeks to add something new to the survival genre, by being told mostly from the perspective of minority, and female protagonists. The story, in part, seeks to explore how savagery, cannibalism, extreme racism, bigotry and open sexual exploitation could manifest rapidly in a once civilised, first world nation, where social-judicial filters, guidance and deterrents cease to exist. The Sweat has been likened by one reader to Cormac McCarthy's ’The Road’, and by another to the award winning Sony computer game ‘The Last Of Us’.
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Although ‘THE SWEAT’ is a work of fiction and draws focus across many topics, it’s clear and constant thread is homelessness, and the many vulnerabilities that come with it. Fortunately I have never been homeless, and never had to deal with the issues living rough brings. I was deeply moved upon my discovery of the selfless dedication of Solomon Smith, founder of The Brixton Soup Kitchen; A charity that feed and clothe people who have fallen on hard times, and who offer a whole range of services to the community, including supporting people with mental health and acquiring employment. They rely entirely on kind, but intermittent donations from the community to fund services. The passion and dedication of the team behind the Brixton Soup Kitchen is not only an inspiration, but also puts smiles on the faces of families all over the country through the hard work they do on a daily basis.
I pledge to give 20% of all sales profits, to The Brixton Soup Kitchen.