Owner of Newmarket’s Arcadia Books, Doris Mousdale says a children’s novel shouldn’t need a warning sticker.
She’s refused to stock the book, which contains foul language including the ‘c’ word, graphic sexual material, and drug taking.
Author hits back at booksellers
Mr Dawe has hit back at booksellers who are refusing to stock his controversial novel.
He says it’s silly some bookshops won’t sell it and they are doing a disservice to their public, but at least people are reacting.
“I’d rather people reacted and hated it, or loved it, than people who are just bored by it.
“That’s the key thing about books. You’ve got to grab people by the soul and give them a good shake.”
Mr Dawe says the controversy is a big surprise because this book is no worse than his earlier book, Thunder Road, which came out a decade ago and didn’t cause a stir.