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Summary

The beautiful new novel from the Costa Short Story Award winner, author of Women’s Prize for Fiction longlisted and BBC Radio 2 book club pick Nightingale Point.

For years Yvonne has tried to keep her demons buried and focus on moving forward. But her guilt is always with her and weighs heavily on her heart.

Kiama has had to grow up without a mother, and while there is so much he remembers about her, there is still plenty he doesn't know. And there's only one person who can fill in the gaps.

Lewis wants nothing more than to keep Kiama, his son, safe, but the thought of Kiama dredging up the past worries Lewis deeply. And Lewis doesn’t know if he’s ready to let the only woman he's ever loved back into his life.

When Kiama seeks Yvonne out and asks her to come with him to Kenya, the place that holds the answers to his questions, she knows she can't refuse. And this one act sets in motion an unravelling of the past that no one is ready for.

Moving between London and Kenya, spanning almost two decades, Homecoming is a profound and moving story of love, family and friendship. It's about coming to terms with your past, opening yourself up to the exquisite pain and pleasure of love and of what happens when three lost souls, all bound by one person, come together and finally share their truths. 

©2020 Luan Goldie (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Luan Goldie is one to watch. Her writing is heartfelt and sublime." (Abir Mukherjee, author of A Rising Man)

"Luan Goldie writes with a tender, delicate hand and extraordinary compassion for her characters.... A true tonic for our times." (Kia Abdullah, author of Take It Back)

"A sharp, funny, wonderful writer." (Diana Evans, best-selling author of Ordinary People)

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