Each month, DJ Rick O'Shea picks two titles for the ever growing The Rick O'Shea Book Club on Facebook. Here are his april choices...
Join the club: https://ricksbookclub.wordpress.com/
One of the most isolated and fear ridden cities on earth, no-one is allowed to speak to western journalists or leave Raqqa, without IS' permission. Those caught breaking the rules face death by beheading. This book offers unprecedented access to the brutal conditions which many Syrians are living under.
Vincent Patrick Duffy has already checked out. Trapped between Skintown's narrow horizons, he chops ribs and chickens in a takeaway, dreaming of escape, joint after freshly rolled joint. A mindless act of kindness leads to the unlikeliest of business opportunities.