Album artwork for Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks

Named as a Black female debut writer to watch by Bernardine Evaristo in the Guardian

This is our dancing time.

Yamaye lives for the weekend, when she can go raving with her friends at The Crypt, an underground club in the industrial town on the outskirts of London where she was born and raised. A young woman unsure of her future, the sound is her guide - a chance to discover who she really is in the rhythms of those smoke-filled nights. In the dance-hall darkness, dub is the music of her soul, her friendships, her ancestry.

But everything changes when she meets Moose, the man she falls deeply in love with, and who offers her the chance of freedom and escape.

When their relationship is brutally cut short, Yamaye goes on a dramatic journey of transformation that takes her first to Bristol - where she is caught up in a criminal gang and the police riots sweeping the country - and then to Jamaica, where past and present collide with explosive consequences.

A debut about dub reggae, love, loss and freedom, Fire Rush is an electrifying state-of-the-nation novel and an unforgettable portrait of Black womanhood.

Jacqueline Crooks

Fire Rush

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Album artwork for Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks
Hardback

£16.99

Released 02/03/2023Catalogue Number

9781787333635

Jacqueline Crooks

Fire Rush

Penguin
Album artwork for Album artwork for Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks by Fire Rush - Jacqueline Crooks
Album artwork for Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks
Hardback+

£16.99

Signed by the Author

Signed Copy
Released 02/03/2023Catalogue Number

9781787333635signed

Album artwork for Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks
Hardback

£16.99

Released 02/03/2023Catalogue Number

9781787333635

Named as a Black female debut writer to watch by Bernardine Evaristo in the Guardian

This is our dancing time.

Yamaye lives for the weekend, when she can go raving with her friends at The Crypt, an underground club in the industrial town on the outskirts of London where she was born and raised. A young woman unsure of her future, the sound is her guide - a chance to discover who she really is in the rhythms of those smoke-filled nights. In the dance-hall darkness, dub is the music of her soul, her friendships, her ancestry.

But everything changes when she meets Moose, the man she falls deeply in love with, and who offers her the chance of freedom and escape.

When their relationship is brutally cut short, Yamaye goes on a dramatic journey of transformation that takes her first to Bristol - where she is caught up in a criminal gang and the police riots sweeping the country - and then to Jamaica, where past and present collide with explosive consequences.

A debut about dub reggae, love, loss and freedom, Fire Rush is an electrifying state-of-the-nation novel and an unforgettable portrait of Black womanhood.