Mottley attempts to do for Oakland something of whatThe Wiredid for Baltimore'THE TIMES 'A soul-searching portrait of survival and hope'OPRAH WINFREY _______________
We'll laugh because we can, until the sun disintegrates and nighttime threatensto set us free just to capture us again,back into the things we can't escape.
Kiara does not know what it is to live as a normal seventeen-year-old. With her mother in a halfway house, she fends for herself - and for nine-year-old Trevor, whose own mother disappears for days at a time. But as the pressures of rent to pay and mouths to feed increase, Kiara finds herself walking the streets after dark, determined to survive in a world that refuses to protect her.
Nightcrawlingis an unforgettable novel about young people navigating the darkest corners of an adult world, told with a humanity that is at once agonising and utterly mesmerising. _______________
'UNFORGETTABLE'GUARDIAN 'A MAGNIFICENT DEBUT'RUTH OZEKI, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022 _______________
READERS CAN'T GET ENOUGH OFNIGHTCRAWLING
'Nightcrawlingis a lyrical masterpiece' *****
'This book ripped my heart out' *****
'Unputdownable . . . From the first page I was hooked' *****
'This is a heart-achingly necessary book which will carve a hole in your soul and stay with you forever' *****
'It is rare to read a first novel so perfectly crafted' *****
'This is an absolute must-read. Five stars out of five' *****
'Completely gripping . . . This is going to be a huge bestseller' *****
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25 May 2023
Leila Mottley is the 2018 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and Oprah Daily. She was born and raised in Oakland and continues to live in the Town. Nightcrawling is her first novel.