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Fire Rush

Jacqueline Crooks

From Shelf: The 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist

He takes my hand, pulls me to him. 'This is our dancing time.'*SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023* Immerse yourself in an electric story of dub reggae, love, loss and Black womanhood'I was blown away... Mesmerising'BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER'Stands head and shoulders above most debuts'DAILY TELEGRAPH'Pulls the reader in from the first page... a fabulous, absorbing read'MAGGIE O'FARRELL, author of HAMNET'Truly remarkable'VOGUEYamaye 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. 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 where past and present collide with explosive consequences.'Wrought with an incredible precision and a musicality which carries every sentence' CALEB AZUMAH NELSON, author of OPEN WATER

Format:
Hardback
Pages:
352
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
ISBN:
9781787333635
Published Date:
2/3/2023
Dimensions:
218mm x 136mm x 36mm
Weight:
460g
Category:
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

RRP: £16.99

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781787333635


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