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
'Pulls the reader in from the first page... a fabulous, absorbing read'
MAGGIE O'FARRELL, author of HAMNET
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. 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