A BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick of Summer 2019
Longlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize
Longlisted for the 2020 Royal Society of Literature Ondaajte Prize
On an ordinary Saturday morning in 1996, the residents of Nightingale Point wake up to their normal lives and worries.
It’s a day like any other, until something extraordinary happens. When the sun sets, Nightingale Point is irrevocably changed and somehow, through the darkness, the residents must find a way back to lightness, and back to each other.
Moving between London and Kenya, and spanning almost two decades, Homecoming is a profound and moving story of love, family and friendship. It’s about coming to terms with your past, opening yourself up to the exquisite pain and pleasure of love, and of what happens when three lost souls, all bound by one person, come together and finally share their truths.
“Compelling novel, one in which the humanity of the characters is movingly articulated…finely crafted, compassionate” – Guardian
“A story of love at its most tenacious…a warm, confident writer with the lightest of touches” – Observer
“This is a moving testament to the endurance of the human spirit” – Daily Mail
“Pacey and powerful“
– Mail On Sunday
“Brilliant and moving” – Metro
“The type of story that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page” – Closer
“Brilliant…touches on race, mental health and community in a fresh way” – Good Housekeeping