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These Streets by Luan Goldie

May 3, 2022

From the author of Nightingale Point, longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, comes a new thought-provoking novel

Jess is a single mother to two teenage children, and although life can be tough she’s just about keeping things together. But when her landlord asks her to move on, so he can sell the house they’re living in without warning, Jess’s worries take on a whole new meaning. As Jess struggles to regain her footing, cracks begin to appear in other areas of her life, and suddenly she feels she’s failing at everything. Her daughter Hazel is becoming more and more distant, her son Jacob is struggling to find where he fits in the world, and the menacing spectre of Jess’s older brother, someone she cut out of her life years ago, begins to make his presence felt again.

Jess knows she’s the only one who can keep her family together, but how can she keep going when life keeps beating her back?

Set on the streets of East London, These Streets is a searing and powerful novel that explores how we are meant to find our place in a world that is designed for only the privileged to succeed. Beautiful and honest, it is an essential story about living in Britain today.

Out 23rd June 2022 | Hardback | 9780008419677 | RRP £14.99


If you’re a bookseller in the UK or Ireland and you’d like an advance reading copy of These Streets please send your request, along with your name and bookshop address, to El at independentthinking@harpercollins.co.uk

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