In the Moss

Emma Zadow

Paperback

96pp

Publication date: 8 July 2021

ISBN: 9781913724559

£10.00

 

Exponentially increasing levels of unemployment and simmering racial tension in Moss Side, inner Manchester, exploded into mass riots on the 8th of July 1981, following the siege of a police station.

In the Moss frames the events from the perspectives of Janet, a student nurse working in A&E, and Nav, a Sikh police officer on the streets. Both crave a return to normality and just want to fit in, but when violence breaks out and a teenage boy is stabbed, questions arise about what really happened, and they are thrust together and forced to confront reality.

Emma Zadow

Emma Zadow is an actor, playwright and screenwriter from Norfolk whose screenplays include the hit short film The Cromer Special. Emma now lives in London.