Nightcrawling: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)Leila Mottley (author)
Filled with power and raw beauty, Mottley’s searing debut follows seventeen-year-old Kiara who must navigate the darkest corners of the adult world to keep those she loves safe.
Longlisted for The Booker Prize 2022Exclusive Edition with sprayed edge
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When there is no choice, all you have left to do is walk.
Kiara Johnson does not know what it is to live as a normal seventeen-year-old. With her mother in a rehab facility and an older brother who devotes his time and money to a recording studio, she fends for herself - and for nine-year-old Trevor, whose own mother is prone to disappearing for days at a time.
As the landlord of their apartment block threatens to raise their rent, Kiara finds herself walking the streets after dark, determined to survive in a world that refuses to protect her. Then one night Kiara is picked up by Officers 601 and 190, and the gruesome deal she is offered in exchange for her freedom lands her at the centre of a media storm.
If she agrees to testify in a grand jury trial, she could help expose the sickening corruption of a police department. But honesty comes at a price - one that could leave her family vulnerable to their retaliation, and endanger everyone she loves.
Nightcrawling is an unforgettable novel about young people navigating the darkest corners of an adult world, told with a humanity that is at once agonising and utterly mesmerising.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
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“Heartbreaking-ly raw and stunningly executed. This tale of hope and strength amongst tragedy is a marvel.”
I have to begin this review by telling you that the author of this book- Leila Mottley- was only 17 when she started writing it. 17. I had to remind myself of that constantly as I made my way through it. Nightcrawling... More
“Not for me”
Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC. I really hope this book does well for the author but I’m sorry, it wasn’t one that I enjoyed at all.
“Authentic but grim”
The front cover of Nightcrawling might be lurid pink, yet that fresh and summery image is out of keeping with the dark story contained inside.
That story is told through the descriptive first person narrative of... More
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