Fire Rush
Jacqueline Crooks

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Published: 2023

Shortlisted for the 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction

It’s time to dance, to love, to be free…

‘Mesmerising’ – Bernardine Evaristo
‘Fabulous’ – Maggie O’Farrell
‘Beautiful’ – Caleb Azumah Nelson

Yamaye lives for the weekend, when she can go raving with her friends at The Crypt, an underground club on the outskirts of London. Then everything changes. Yamaye meets Moose, who she falls deeply in love with, and who offers her the chance of freedom and escape.

After their relationship is brutally cut short, Yamaye goes on a dramatic journey of transformation that leads her to Jamaica, where past and present collide with explosive consequences.


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