The White Rock: From the bestselling author of The Ballroom




' So bold and wild, but controlled and fierce. It reminded me of Cloud Atlas , but it's very much itself. Stunning ' Russell T. Davies, writer of It's A Sin

'Her strongest work yet.' Melody Razak, author of Moth

I see you. Inside the cage you have been given. The cage you have made. The cages we have all made

It is 2020 and an Englishwoman is journeying with her husband and young daughter to the White Rock off the coast of Mexico, to give thanks for the birth of their child, even as her faith in her marriage - and the future itself - is unravelling.

It is 1969 and a singer, on the run from the law, from his rabid fans and from an America burning with the fever of the Vietnam War, washes up in a hotel at the edge of Mexico, hoping to lose - and maybe find - himself.

In the first years of the twentieth century, a girl is torn from her homeland and taken by force to the coast. As her future is recast in the name of progress and power, she turns to the stories of her people to keep her and her sister alive.

And in 1775 a young lieutenant of the Spanish line, preparing to set sail from the White Rock to continue the conquest of the Pacific coast, appears to lose his grip on reality, with far-reaching and fatal consequences ...

The White Rock is a breathtaking novel of lives echoing through time, of the many forms of violence and love, and what happens when the stories we have lived by can no longer keep us safe.

'I loved it. I became invested in each of the different eras and was struck by the sense of unknowable forces outliving us all. It is full of wisdom, intricate and emotional, and it will linger in my head for a long time.' Dave Haslam, author of Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor

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