A deliciously gritty and strikingly bold debut novel about discovering love where it has always been. “Wonderfully fresh, zesty and sexy” BERNARDINE EVARISTO author of Girl, Woman, Other
“A story that seeps into you the way warm sunshine does at the final edges of winter” NICOLE DENNIS-BENN author of Here Comes the Sun
“Frank, sexy and so tender. Little’s pen shines” BOLU BABALOLA author of Love in Colour
“No book has captured the dialogue of millennial Black London so well . . . This is a modern Black British love story that will become a future classic” SYMEON BROWN author of Get Rich of Lie Trying
“Bold and beautiful . . . [a] bracing contemporary voice” MIKE JACKSON, JOHN LEGEND and TY STIKLORIUS
Elsie is a sexy, funny, and fiercely independent woman in South London.
But, at just 28, she is also tired. Though she spends her days writing tender poetry in her journal, her nights are spent working long hours for minimum wage at a neighbourhood gay bar. The difficulty of being estranged from her family, struggle of being continually rejected from jobs, and fear of never making money doing what she loves, is too great.
But Elsie is determined to keep the faith, for a little longer at least. Things will surely turn around. They have to.
As she tries to breathe through the panic attacks, sleeping with her hot and spirited co-worker Bea isn’t exactly straightforward and offers Elsie just another place to hide. As Elsie tries to reconnect with her best friend Juliet, her fragile world spirals out of control. Can Elsie steady herself and not fall through the cracks?