You People by Nikita Lalwani (4 Jun)
A moving human drama that exposes the true Britain we live in, set in an Italian restaurant in London where half the kitchen staff are illegal immigrants, each shadowed by a complex – and often harrowing – backstory.
As You Were by Elaine Feeney (4 Jun)
Acclaimed poet Elaine Feeney delivers a wildly funny and desperately tragic story about hospital-bound Sinead, who strikes up a relationship with two neighbouring patients. It’s a tale that shines a light on young women’s struggles, the realities of institutional failures and the darkly present past of modern Ireland.
Sisters by Daisy Johnson (4 Jun)
An electrifying new novel from the author of Everything Under that examines the fractious relationship between two sisters. When July and September move across the country with their mother to an abandoned family home, a boy arrives and unsettles the bond between the siblings. With undertones of psychological horror, Sisters is reminiscent of horror classics, though told with a delightfully modern take.
Summer by Ali Smith (2 Jul)
We were taken to a transient dreamscape with Autumn. We revisited timeless myths in Winter. We took a cynical turn in Spring (and enjoyed several Brexit-inspired puns along the way). Now, Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet, exploring austerity in Britain, comes to an epic conclusion with Summer.