Teo has a difficult home life. He loves his mother but loathes his stepfather. Even in the face of experiences that no child should have to cope with, Teo shows defiance and courage. Along the transgressive road to teenage life, he finds able helpers in unexpected places.
The Neck Will Not Bend is an intense, raw and powerful novel that surprises the reader by subverting established power relations and sympathies. There is so much at stake in this story – and Teo’s defiance is enough to spark a flame in even the most Covid-weary mind.
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