Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize & the Orwell Prize for Fiction
A Sunday Times Fiction Book of the Year
‘a serious accomplishment‘ Sunday Times
‘vivid and expansive‘ Sophie Mackintosh
‘a lyrical celebration‘ TLS
‘a glorious, poetic feat’ Bolu Babalola
This is a novel about two women – Melissa and Catarina.
Catarina is born to a well-known political family in Brazil. Melissa, a South London native, is brought up by her mum and a crew of rebellious grandmothers. In 2016, they meet for the first time.
Their story takes us across continents and generations. In it we see sisterhood and queerness, and, perhaps, glimpse a better way to live.