**LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023**
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022**
Discover an exhilarating novel about power and corruption set in a nation trapped in a cycle as old as time.
'A masterpiece for our times. Gripping and exhilarating' Observer
'Uplifting and original' Stylist
This is the story of a country on the brink of revolution.
It's the story of Destiny, who returns home to witness the uprising.
It's a story for all of us, and a reminder that history can be changed in the blink of an eye.
'A novel with heart and energy' Daily Telegraph
'Bulawayo is really out-Orwelling Orwell. This is a satire with sharper teeth, angrier, and also very, very funny' New York Times Book Review
** SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2023**
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2023 VISIONARY ARTS AWARDS**
To immerse yourself in a Kingsolver novel is to put yourself in the hands of a master.' ***** 'A must read and heart-opening book.' ***** 'This book is not to be missed.' ***** 'Amazingly complex.
Set at the heart of the treacherous political world of the Italian Renaissance, this is the masterful story of a young woman's battle for her very survival, written with all the drama and verve that made HAMNET an international bestseller.
Inspired by real-life accounts of the Siege of Sarajevo, only thirty years ago, Black Butterflies is a heartrending and utterly captivating portrait of disintegration, resilience and hope.
Love changes everything in Fire Rush, the unforgettable novel about Black womanhood chosen as a Top 10 New Novel in 2023 by the Observer
He takes my hand, pulls me to him. 'This is our dancing time.'
'Wrought with an incredible precision and a musicality which carries every sentence' Caleb Azumah Nelson, author of Open Water
Yamaye lives for the weekend, when she can go raving with her friends at The Crypt, an underground club in the industrial town on the outskirts of London where she was born and raised. A young woman unsure of her future, the sound is her guide - a chance to discover who she really is in the rhythms of those smoke-filled nights. In the dance-hall darkness, dub is the music of her soul, her friendships, her ancestry.
But everything changes when she meets Moose, the man she falls deeply in love with, and who offers her the chance of freedom and escape.
When their relationship is brutally cut short, Yamaye goes on a dramatic journey of transformation that takes her first to Bristol - where she is caught up in a criminal gang and the police riots sweeping the country - and then to Jamaica, where past and present collide with explosive consequences.
'I was blown away by Fire Rush ... Mesmerising, imaginative and incantatory' Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other
5* READER REVIEWS:
'I will be recommending it to everyone'
'A phenomenal debut novel'
'Yamaye is a fantastic central protagonist ... This novel takes you on an emotional and unforgettable journey'
'This book has it all ... You're immersed into something really special'
'A stunning debut novel... as relevant to today's racial climate as the 1970s... it felt musical, with dub music almost a secondary character in the novel'
Laline Paull, in her completely astonishing and riveting new novel Pod, takes us into the ocean, and into the world of its fascinating inhabitants, through the eyes of the beautiful Ea, a Longi dolphin.
Following Grudova's critically acclaimed collection The Doll's Alphabet, this surreal, discomforting debut novel charts the fates of a ragtag group of cinema workers who are spat out by corporate takeover.
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023 The darkly comic new novel from the bestselling author of The Portable Veblen
* LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023 * * WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2022 * * SHORTLISTED FOR BRITISH BOOK OF THE YEAR: DEBUT FICTION * * SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES DEBUT FICTION PRIZE 2022 * * AN OBSERVER BEST DEBUT NOVELIST OF 2022 * * A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME * --------------------------- 'Like Sally Rooney mixed with a political thriller' RUSSELL KANE 'Intense, unflinchingly honest, it broke my heart a million times' MARIAN KEYES 'Absolutely loved it' MAX PORTER 'A beautiful, devastating novel' NICK HORNBY One by one, she undid each event, each decision, each choice. If Davy had remembered to put on a coat. If Seamie McGeown had not found himself alone on a dark street. If Michael Agnew had not walked through the door of the pub on a quiet night in February in his white shirt. There is nothing special about the day Cushla meets Michael, a married man from Belfast, in the pub owned by her family. But here, love is never far from violence, and this encounter will change both of their lives forever. As people get up each morning and go to work, school, church or the pub, the daily news rolls in of another car bomb exploded, another man beaten, killed or left for dead. In the class Cushla teaches, the vocabulary of seven-year-old children now includes phrases like 'petrol bomb' and 'rubber bullets'. And as she is forced to tread lines she never thought she would cross, tensions in the town are escalating, threatening to destroy all she is working to hold together. Tender and shocking, Trespasses is an unforgettable debut of people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times. --------------------------- A 2022 BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR: THE TIMES * SUNDAY TIMES * GUARDIAN * TELEGRAPH * NEW STATESMAN * DAILY MAIL * IRISH TIMES * IRISH INDEPENDENT * BELFAST TELEGRAPH
An exhilarating, addictive take on obsession, race, gender and power dynamics through the lens of a corrosive relationship
Natalie Haynes, Women's Prize-shortlisted author of A Thousand Ships, brings life to the infamous myth of Medusa with a heartbreaking, feminist retelling unlike any other.
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 'A deeply humane and genre-defying work of love and uncompromising hope' Ocean Vuong 'Heartbreaking ... a deeply affecting reckoning with history' i-D 'Powerful ... a bold debut that breaks new ground' Sunday Times An extraordinary and heartbreaking debut novel about the bonds that connect people even when separated by seas or death itself. There are the goodbyes and then the fishing out of the bodies - everything in between is speculation. One night, not long after the last American troops leave Vietnam, siblings Anh, Thanh and Minh flee their village and embark on a perilous boat journey to Hong Kong. Their parents and four younger siblings make the crossing in another vessel but as weeks go by it becomes clear that only one party has survived the voyage. Anh, Thanh and Minh suddenly find themselves alone in the world, without family or home. They travel on, navigating refugee camps and resettlement centres until, by a twist of fate, they arrive in Thatcher's Britain. Here they must somehow build new lives with only each other to turn to, but will that be enough in a place that doesn't seem to want them? In this piercing debut, the siblings' faltering journey is deftly interwoven with the voice of their lost younger brother, Dao, following them from a place between the living and the dead, and the records of an unknown researcher intent on gathering the strands of their story. Wandering Souls paints a heart-wrenching portrait of a family in unimaginable adversity while exploring the healing power of stories. A highly anticipated book of 2023 in Vogue, AnOther Magazine, i-D, Independent, Evening Standard and Huffington Post 'Will shatter your heart' Glamour 'A powerful story of courage, love and the unwavering hope of the human spirit' Marie Claire 'Meticulously researched and beautifully imagined' Tash Aw, author of We, the Survivors 'Tells one of the most important stories of our times' Lucy Caldwell, author of These Days