Word on the Street


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Romy Wood


Romy Wood

Romy is a recovering secondary school teacher. She has an MA in The Teaching and Practice of Creative Writing from Cardiff University and lectures in Creative Writing for the Open University. She writes novels because they are easier to write than short stories and poems. She drinks too much Coca-cola, likes to win at Scrabble and walks the tightrope that is Bipolar Disorder.

Contemporary Fiction

Word on the Street

Word on the Street is about what separates people, and what joins them: courage, resistance, self-sacrifice, humour and friendship. It’s a gruesome black farce: absurd, profoundly moving, and very, very, funny.

The papers call it ‘Tramp Flu’ but the doctors don’t know what to call it. Homeless people are dying and the government is scrambling for an answer…and then suddenly ‘The Public’ is no longer immune. A pretty little schoolgirl is in hospital. Which seems not quite right to shelter worker Shona and the (unspoken) love of her life Dan, because the homeless people are in a make-shift clinic in a warehouse on an industrial estate. Shona’s love for Dan, and unlikely but tender friendships with newly-homeless Fflur and socially inept Colin, are set against the continually worsening epidemic, and their efforts to be both detectives and political campaigners.
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