Homecoming
Luan Goldie, Read by Amanda Wright and Tommy Oldroyd

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Narrated By: Amanda Wright, Tommy Oldroyd

Duration: 9 hours and 51 minutes

What to expect

THE BEAUTIFUL NEW NOVEL FROM THE COSTA SHORT STORY AWARD WINNER AND AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED AND BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK NIGHTINGALE POINT

‘A sharp, funny, wonderful writer’ Diana Evans, bestselling author of Ordinary People

‘A beautiful novel. It was a real pleasure to read’ Jing-Jing Lee, author of How We Disappeared

‘Every character in the novel is observed with such incisive precision that they all feel entirely real to me now … Masterfully written’ Beth O’Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare

‘This emotionally charged story highlights the complexities of love, grief and forgiveness . . . Homecoming will have you racing to join the dots from start to finish’ Heat

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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, and spanning almost two decades, Homecoming is a profound story of love, family and friendship. It’s about coming to terms with your past, and about what happens when we finally share our truths.

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What readers are saying about Homecoming:

‘I couldn’t put this book down . . . An enjoyable read, I really recommend it’ Amazon, 5*

‘This is a compelling read which I devoured. I loved the characters and the story, and it’s a book that will be on the top of my recommends when people say, “Have you read anything good recently?”’ NetGalley, 5*

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

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Praise for Homecoming:

‘A beautiful novel. It was a real pleasure to read’ Jing-Jing Lee, author of How We Disappeared

‘Every character in the novel is observed with such incisive precision that they all feel entirely real to me now . . . Masterfully written’ Beth O’Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare

‘A moving exploration of how one tragic moment can impact on multiple lives. I fell in love with Yvonne, Kiama and Lewis and had my fingers crossed for them throughout’ Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City

‘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

‘Luan Goldie’s thoughtful second novel explores issues of identity and belonging, as well as the healing power of love and friendship’ Daily Mail

‘A thoughtful novel about family, friendship and fitting in’Red

‘A beautiful story about family, relationships and love’ Prima

‘This emotionally charged story highlights the complexities of love, grief and forgiveness . . . Homecoming will have you racing to join the dots from start to finish’ Heat

‘Thought-provoking . . .  this engaging novel focuses on love, family and identity’ Good Housekeeping

‘A gripping read’ East Anglian Daily Times

Praise for Luan Goldie:

‘A sharp, funny, wonderful writer’ Diana Evans, bestselling author of Ordinary People

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

‘Compelling…finely crafted, compassionate’ Guardian

‘A warm, confident writer with the lightest of touches’ Observer

‘A story of hope, a cheer to the strength and importance of community and resilience. Beautiful, assured and sincere’
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