A Trace of Sun
Pam Williams

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Published: 2024

Longlisted for the 2024 Women's Prize for Fiction

Raef is left behind in Grenada when his mother, Cilla, follows her husband to England in search of a better life. When they are finally reunited seven years later, they are strangers – and the emotional impact of the separation leads to events that rip their family apart. As they try to move forward with their lives, his mother’s secret will make Raef question all he’s ever known of who he is.

A beautiful and heartbreaking story told over the passage of time, exploring what it means to be a woman and mother and what the people in your life expect, want and need from you.

Laura Dockrill


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