Nightingale Point (Hardback)
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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK THE DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE COSTA SHORT STORY AWARD WINNER

'A sharp, funny, wonderful writer' Diana Evans, bestselling author of Ordinary People

'Compelling...finely crafted, compassionate' Guardian

'A warm, confident writer with the lightest of touches' Observer

'Pacey and powerful' Mail on Sunday

'The type of story that will stay with you long after you've read the last page' Closer

'Brilliant...touches on race, mental health and community in a fresh way' Good Housekeeping

'Flawlessly portrayed...A riveting read' Candis

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On an ordinary Saturday morning in 1996, the residents of Nightingale Point wake up to their normal lives and worries.

Mary has a secret life that no one knows about, not even Malachi and Tristan, the brothers she vowed to look after.
Malachi had to grow up too quickly. Between looking after Tristan and nursing a broken heart, he feels older than his twenty-one years.
Tristan wishes Malachi would stop pining for Pamela. No wonder he's falling in with the wrong crowd, without Malachi to keep him straight.
Elvis is trying hard to remember to the instructions his care worker gave him, but sometimes he gets confused and forgets things.
Pamela wants to run back to Malachi but her overprotective father has locked her in and there's no way out.

It's a day like any other, until something extraordinary happens. When the sun sets, Nightingale Point is irrevocably changed and somehow, through the darkness, the residents must find a way back to lightness, and back to each other.

* * * * *
Readers love Nightingale Point:

'A beautiful and heartbreaking story about working-class people and their lives both before and after tragedy'

'I couldn't put it down...a beautiful story of staying strong when it matters most'

'A triumphant debut...This book pops, fizzes and sparkles to life'

'A must read masterpiece'

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008314453
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

PRAISE FOR NIGHTINGALE POINT

'A sharp, funny, wonderful writer'
Diana Evans, bestselling author of Ordinary People

'A compelling novel, one in which the humanity of the characters is movingly articulated...finely crafted, compassionate'
Guardian

'A story of love at its most tenacious...a warm, confident writer with the lightest of touches'
Observer

'Costa prize-winning author Goldie compassionately explores the ways her characters' lives are changed, and how they live with the aftermath'
The Daily Mail

'Luan Goldie is one to watch. Her writing is heartfelt and sublime'
Abir Mukherjee, author of A Necessary Evil and Smoke and Ashes

'Pacey and powerful'
Mail On Sunday

'The type of story that will stay with you long after you've read the last page'
Closer

'Brilliant...touches on race, mental health and community in a fresh way'
Good Housekeeping

'Flawlessly portrayed...A riveting read' Candis

'Brilliant and moving'
Metro

'A story of hope, a cheer to the strength and importance of community and resilience. Beautiful, assured and sincere' Platinum magazine

'Nightingale Point is a timely and powerfully told tale of a working-class community in crisis...Luan Goldie writes vividly about the inner lives of characters who inhabit a world so often overlooked. This is a stunning debut that heralds a new and exciting voice in fiction'
Mike Gayle

'So much warmth in the description of a working class community...it's not perfect or idealistic, but it's warm and recognisable'
Jendella Benson, contributing editor for Black Ballad

'Pacy, vivid and moving. I read it in two sittings and am still thinking about Tristan and Malachi, as if I knew them from school'
Katy Mahood, author of Entanglement

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Hardback

“Thought-provoking and intelligent”

Nightingale Point is a set of high-rise flats in London. It contains 56 flats with people going about their daily business. The book begins with us meeting some of them.

Elvis is a young man with learning... More

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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“Wow, Did Not See That Coming!”

Yes, yes but I don't always read the blurbs do I?

Straight in I thought it might have too many characters in this estate block set in 1996. It was easy though very quickly as each has their own way about them... More

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Helpful? Upvote 19

“Wonderful, moving, must-read book”

Nightingale Point is a brilliant, poignant, incredibly moving book. Luan Goldie has woven a story with incredible skill, seamlessly and apparently effortlessly, told from multiple viewpoints. Based on a real life... More

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