I’m thrilled that These Streets by Luan Goldie is my latest online My Weekly magazine review.
Published by Harper Collins imprint HQ on 23rd June 2022, These Streets is available for purchase through the links here.
Jess is a single mother to two teenage children, and although life can be tough she’s just about keeping things together. But when her landlord asks her to move on, so he can sell the house they’re living in without warning, Jess’s worries take on a whole new meaning. As Jess struggles to regain her footing, cracks begin to appear in other areas of her life, and suddenly she feels she’s failing at everything. Her daughter Hazel is becoming more and more distant, her son Jacob is struggling to find where he fits in the world, and the menacing spectre of Jess’s older brother, someone she cut out of her life years ago, begins to make his presence felt again.
Jess knows she’s the only one who can keep her family together, but how can she keep going when life keeps beating her back?
Set on the streets of East London, These Streets is a searing and powerful novel that explores how we are meant to find our place in a world that is designed for only the privileged to succeed. Beautiful and honest, it is an essential story about living in Britain today.
My Review of These Streets
My full review of These Streets can be found on the My Weekly website here.here.
However, here I can say that These Streets is a fabulous insight into the ‘what ifs’ of life that I thought was touching, realistic and brilliant.
About Luan Goldie
Luan Goldie is a Glasgow born author and primary school teacher who grew up in East London.
Her debut novel Nightingale Point was longlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. It was also a BBC Radio 2 Jo Whiley Book Club Pick.
Her short stories have appeared in Hello! magazine, Sunday Express, Resist: Stories of Uprising and The Good Journal. She is also the winner of the 2017 Costa Short Story Award.