Jamaica, 1938. Gloria is sixteen years old when a violent act changes her life for ever. She and her sister flee to forge a new life in Kingston. As the city convulses with political change, Gloria's desperation and striking beauty lead her to a house of ill-repute where she meets Pao, a racketeer whose destiny becomes irresistibly bound with her own.
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Kerry Young was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to a Chinese father and a mother of mixed Chinese-African heritage. She came to England in 1965 and lives in Leicestershire. www.kerryyoung.co.uk
A new novel from the author of "Pao", which was shortlisted for the Costa and Commonwealth Prizes. Tying in with "Pao", this follows the life of Gloria, who meets the young Pao in Jamaica in 1938.
The stunning new novel from the author of the Costa and Commonwealth Prize-shortlisted Pao