Your Driver Is Waiting (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2023-03-02
Upplaga
Main
Förlag
Atlantic Books
Dimensioner
31 x 216 x 146 mm
Vikt
475 g
ISBN
9781838954260

Your Driver Is Waiting

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'What you are about to read is a call to arms. Best to prepare for a confrontation.' New York Times Book Review 'A hard-hitting masterpiece. I devoured it.' Kristen Arnett, author of WITH TEETH 'A madcap story you won't want to put down' Rachel Yoder, author of NIGHTBITCH Damani is tired. Every day she cares for her mum, drives ride shares to pay the bills and is angry at a world that promised her more before spitting her out. The city is alive with protests, fighting for people like her, but Damani can barely afford - literally - to pay attention. That is until the summer she meets Jolene and life opens up. Jolene seems like she could be the perfect girlfriend - attentive, attractive, an ally - and their chemistry is undeniable. Jolene's done the reading, she goes to every protest, she has all the right answers. So maybe Damani can look past the one thing that's holding her back: Jolene is rich. And not only rich, but white, too. But just as their romance intensifies, just as Damani learns to trust, Jolene does something unforgivable, setting off a truly explosive chain of events. Brimming with heart, humour, and rage, Your Driver Is Waiting is a powerful, blackly funny social satire that announces the arrival of a fearless new voice.
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Priya Guns is a Creative Writing graduate from Kingston University. A former teacher, she is an actor and PhD student previously published in short story anthologies, gal-dem, Spring magazine, and anonymously in the Guardian. Your Driver Is Waiting is her debut novel. Twitter: @priya_guns Instagram: @priya.guns