Small worlds

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The one thing that can solve Stephen’s problems is dancing. Dancing at church, with his parents and brother, the shimmer of Black hands raised in praise; he might have lost his faith, but he does believe in rhythm. Dancing with his friends, somewhere in a basement with the drums about to drop, while the DJ spins garage cuts. Dancing with his band, making music which speaks not just to the hardships of their lives, but the joys too. Dancing with his best friend Adeline, two-stepping around the living room, crooning and grooving, so close their heads might touch. Dancing alone, at home, to his father’s records, uncovering parts of a man he has never truly known. Stephen has only ever known himself in song. But what becomes of him when the music fades? ‘Small Worlds’ is an exhilarating and expansive novel about the worlds we build for ourselves, the worlds we live, dance and love within.

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SKU: 9780241574348 Category: Tag: Publisher/imprint : Viking
Page count : 240
Published on 11th May, 2023

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An exhilarating new novel about fathers and sons, faith and friendship from the award-winning, No.1 bestselling author of OPEN WATER

Dancing is the one thing that can solve Stephen’s problems.

At Church with his family, the shimmer of Black hands raised in praise. With his band, making music speaking not just to their hardships, but their joys. Grooving with his best friend, so close their heads might touch. Dancing alone to his father’s records, uncovering parts of a man he has never truly known. His youth, shame and sacrifice.

Stephen has only ever known himself in song. But what becomes of him when the music fades?

Set over the course of three summers, from South London to Ghana and back again, SMALL WORLDS is a novel about the worlds we build for ourselves. The worlds we live, dance and love within.

*****

‘Caleb Azumah Nelson’s stunning second novel confirms his status as a literary star’ Observer

‘Beautiful, unforgettable and all-consuming’ Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie

SMALL WORLDS is a book for everyone . . . an uplifting symphony of a summer read’ Times

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Weight 0.326 kg
Dimensions 20.4 × 13.8 × 2.4 cm
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