Book of the Month
A story that gives a voice to communities that are being lost.
Brixton 1981. Sixteen year-old Michael is already on the wrong side of the law. In in his community, where job opportunities are low and drug-running is high, this is nothing new.
But when Michael falls for Ngozi, a vibrant young immigrant from the Nigerian village of Obowi, their startling connection runs far deeper than they realise.
The narrator follows the lives of Michael and Ngozi as they face challenge after challenge in their individual journeys towards a better future and to the moment when their paths eventually cross.
Through haunting, lyrical words, one unforgettable message resonates: love, hope and unity will heal us all.
Shortlisted for the Authors Club First Novel Award and the HWA Debut Crown Award. This powerful, honest and moving debut will stay with you for a long time.