By Joan Barbara Simon
A black girl and unmarried mum, beginning over. A white guy who desires whatever extra. Will they take an opportunity on one another? Everyting gonna be alright?
London, 1960. Rose is seeking a brand new commence. millions of miles clear of her Caribbean domestic, she scrapes jointly funds to ship for her little ones whereas adjusting to a wierd, new world.
Jack’s existence is filled with disillusionment. He cares little for his council flat, his city, or perhaps his spouse. the single factor that provides his existence sparkle? His Jamaican acquaintances down on the docks.
When Jack meets Rose at a bus cease, a brand new and unforeseen destiny unfolds…
If you love wealthy settings and practical characters: very long time stroll on Water. This alluring multicultural historic novel with its splash of anything particularly certain, its contact of romance, reggae variety, will win your middle endlessly. informed with delight, poise, humour and charm, this contemporary vintage through Joan Barbara Simon, literary terrorist, could have you shouting approximately if from the rooftops!
‘Rich, complicated and wonderfully written. it really is whatever not like whatever i have learn ahead of and but it really is recognisable and resonant simply because all of existence is in it. An soaking up and affecting read.’ (online reviewer)
‘Beautifully crafted (...) will go away the reader as replaced as Simon’s characters. hugely, hugely recommended.’ (Dan Holloway)