The Turkish variety are prized for their enlarged leaf bud, that’swhere we put the heroin? Â Imagine a cabbage: at its centre is NorthLondon’s Turkish heroin trade, and the overlapping leaves are the stories ofits players. There’s Damla, a Turkish-Cypriot girl growing up in Tottenham, andher mother Ayla, who moved there from North Cyprus in the aftermath of the 1985Broadwater Farm riots. There’s Mehmet, a mover in the trade, and Ali, who’s gotbig hopes for Ayla. A bewitching debut that lifts the lid on acovert world, Keeping the House is atotally fresh take on the drug trade and its machinery, and the story of ayoung woman coming into her own.Â Â Â
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