NOVEL OF THE MONTH
Read Dust Road by Jackie Kay
While this is a memoir instead of fiction, the beautiful new edition of Jackie Kay’s classic book is too good to pass over. It will be published on the 19th of this month.
From the moment when, as a little girl, she realizes that her skin is a different colour from that of her beloved mum and dad, to the tracing and finding of her birth parents, her Highland mother and Nigerian father, Jackie Kay’s journey in Red Dust Road is one of unexpected twists, turns and deep emotions. In a book remarkable for its warmth and candour, she discovers that inheritance is about much more than genes: that we are shaped by songs as much as by cells, and that what triumphs, ultimately, is love.
This new edition has an introduction by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, this is a ‘fantastic, probing and heart-warming read’ (Independent). Written with novelistic and poetic flair, Jackie Kay is a true superstar of British writing today.