Winner of The Guardian Not The Booker
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STYLIST magazine Top 10 debuts to look out for in 2017
‘An important and moving book’ Cathy Rentzenbrink
‘Complex and rewarding… an important book’-Stylist
‘Dark Chapter is a must-read. It’s gripping, compelling and all the more authentic for inhabiting both voices so completely. Stunning.’ Erin Kelly
‘An authentic, courageous debut, told with unflinching honesty and exceptional insight.’ A.D. Garret
‘A powerful story, compassionately told.’Ros Barber, winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize and The Author’s Club First Novel Award
‘An accomplished debut, an honest and unsparing story.’ Cath Staincliffe
‘I have never found myself rooting for a heroine with more urgency’ Kate Rhodes
‘Deftly written, pacey and unflinching, I could not put it down. Winnie Li is a rare talent with an explosive and timely story. Do not miss it.’ Marti Leimbach, best-selling author of Dying Young and Daniel Isn’t Talking
Highly Commended for the CWA Debut Dagger
An astonishing and unique novel inspired by the author’s own story
Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure and travel.
Johnny is a 15-year-old Irish teenager, living a neglected life on the margins of society.
On a bright spring afternoon in West Belfast, their paths collide during a horrifying act of violence.
In the aftermath, each is forced to confront the chain of events that led to the attack.
Inspired by true events, this is a story of the dark chapters and chance encounters that can irrevocably determine the shape of our lives.