Nightingale Point (Paperback)Luan Goldie (author)
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Touching on themes of race, community and mental health, the debut novel from Costa Short Story-winner Goldie is a character-driven tour de force and an exploration of the aftermath of tragedy. Warm and compassionate yet politically charged and passionate, Nightingale Point is a kinetic work from an author to watch.
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
A BBC Radio Book Club pick
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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
'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' - The Guardian
'A story of love at its most tenacious...a warm, confident writer with the lightest of touches' - The Observer
'This is a moving testament to the endurance of the human spirit' - The Daily Mail
'Luan Goldie is one to watch. Her writing is heartfelt and sublime' - Abir Mukherjee, author of A Necessary Evil
'Pacey and powerful' - The 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
'Brilliant and moving' - Metro
'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
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