Leonie Elliott, an accomplished actor, is the perfect narrator for this remarkable debut novel. She is Black and British like the book's heroine, Yamaye, and has similar Jamaican roots. This dark story covers disturbing topics such as sexual abuse, police brutality, and drugs. The opening moves from a council estate near London to the Bristol underworld to a Jamaica filled with magic, mystery, self-discovery, and danger. Yamaye's voice is angry, proud, and lyrical. Music and dance (Dub reggae) play an important role in this story, and Elliott has a sweet, evocative voice. She captures the island vibe and excels at speaking the Jamaican patois. The author is fortunate to have such a gifted narrator for her powerful Black feminist novel. D.L.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593670842 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593670859 $95.00
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