Release date: Summer 2022
Young Adult Fiction
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-913835-21-7
ABOUT: Meet Cookie: so nicknamed because she's smart and tough (and because her mum doesn't like her using her real name). She and her delinquent best friend Ash have just finished their GCSEs, and they're determined to make it a summer to remember. But after blagging their way from their Salford tower block to the bohemian bars and beaches of Ibiza, they find things in the hedonistic ravers' paradise aren't entirely what they seem. Between dangerous holiday romances and unraveling family secrets, there's trouble on the island and at home, resulting in a race against time to answer the question: can you ever really escape who you are and where you're from?
This powerful, fast-paced and transporting debut novel explores trauma, class, queerness and coming of age, from one of the boldest new voices in Northern writing. Winner of the Northern Debut Award from New Writing North.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jane Claire Bradley is a writer, performer, educator and therapist based in Manchester. Jane writes novels, short stories and performance poetry, mostly about teenagers, trauma, queerness and class. Her first novel won the Northern Debut Award from New Writing North and she has been longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. In non-pandemic times, she hosted the award-winning spoken word night That's What She Said, selling out shows from Edinburgh Fringe to the Royal Albert Hall. Jane is the founder of For Books' Sake (www.forbookssake.net), the non-profit dedicated to championing marginalised writers, and has her own therapy practice, Rebel Therapy (www.rebel-therapy.com)
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