If I Survive You by Jeffrey Escoffery (HarperCollins, 2023)
This is a debut novel by Jonathan Escoffery, If I Survive You (ISBN: 9780008501211, hardback). I was lucky enough to hear the author give a talk about this book and was immediately hooked. A storm of a book, in every sense, it tells the story of Topper and Sanya fleeing Jamaica to Miami to escape the violence of their native Kingston. Uprooted, they meet with suspicion, prejudice and hardship. However, alongside the heartbreak, there is also hope and humour.