“Searingly beautiful, heartfelt, and full of strength, Bromfield is the storm we’ve all been waiting for.” —Tiffany D. Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of GROWN
Tilla has spent her life longing to know her father, but it’s impossible to know someone who disappears every six months to Jamaica. Tilla has no connection to the beautiful island her father calls home . . . until she is forced to spend the summer there with him.
During these pivotal months, Tilla develops a deep love for the island and its community. But she also learns dark family secrets that will forever change her relationship with her father, for better or worse.
Meanwhile, a dark storm is brewing, threatening to hit Jamaica, and endangering the lives of Tilla and everyone around her.
Asha Bromfield’s stunning debut is an emotional story of love—between a father and daughter, between a young girl and her first romance, between a community and the place they call home. The relationships are complicated and fraught, but full of heart. Bromfiled lyrically writes of a girl’s journey into womanhood and all of the complexities it entails, while also dealing with racism, colorism, sexism, classism, and so much more. Hand this heartfelt and poignant novel to readers of CLAP WHEN YOU LAND by Elizabeth Acevedo, GROWN by Tiffany D. Jackson, and SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson.
“This is an excellent examination of the ways wealth, gender, and color can shape and at times create mental and emotional fractures. Verdict: A great title for public and high school libraries looking for books that offer a nuanced look at patriarchy, wealth, and gender dynamics.” ―School Library Journal (starred review)
“Bromfield may have made a name for herself for her role on Riverdale, but with this debut, about a volatile father-daughter relationship and discovering the ugly truths hidden beneath even the most beautiful facades, she is establishing herself as a promising writer…this is a must.” ―Booklist (starred review)
Asha has written a letter to readers, which you can read here.