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Fire Rush

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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023*<br><br>Immerse yourself in an electric story of dub reggae, love, loss and Black womanhood.<br><br>He takes my hand, pulls me to him. 'This is our dancing time.'<br><br>'I was blown away byFire Rush... Mesmerising, imaginative and incantatory' Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize-winning author ofGirl, Woman, Other<br><br>Yamaye lives for the weekend, when she can go raving with her friends at The Crypt, an underground club in the industrial town on the outskirts of London.<br><br>A young woman unsure of her future, the sound is her guide - a chance to discover who she really is in the rhythms of those smoke-filled nights. In the dance-hall darkness, dub is the music of her soul, her friendships, her ancestry.<br><br>But everything changes when she meets Moose, the man she falls deeply in love with, and who offers her the chance of freedom and escape.<br><br>When their relationship is brutally cut short, Yamaye goes on a dramatic journey of transformation where past and present collide with explosive consequences.<br><br>'Wrought with an incredible precision and a musicality which carries every sentence' Caleb Azumah Nelson, author ofOpen Water<br><br>*AN OBSERVER TOP TEN NEW NOVEL 2023*<br><br><u>5* READER REVIEWS:</u><br><br>'This novel takes you on an emotional and unforgettable journey'<br><br>'This book has it all ... You're immersed into something really special'<br><br>'A stunning debut novel...<br><br>as relevant to today's racial climate as the 1970s... it felt musical, with dub music almost a secondary character in the novel









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