In this sweeping debut, Asha Bromfield takes readers to the heart of Jamaica, and into the soul of a girl coming to terms with her family, and herself, set against the backdrop of a hurricane.
Tilla has spent her entire life trying to make her father love her. But every six months, he leaves their family and returns to his true home: the island of Jamaica.
When Tilla’s mother tells her she’ll be spending the summer on the island, Tilla dreads the idea of seeing him again, but longs to discover what life in Jamaica has always held for him. In an unexpected turn of events, Tilla is forced to face the storm that unravels in her own life as she learns about the dark secrets that lie beyond the veil of paradise – all in the midst of an impending hurricane.
Hurricane Summer is a powerful coming of age story that deals with colourism, classism, young love, the father-daughter dynamic–and what it means to discover your own voice in the centre of complete destruction.
‘Nuanced storytelling.’ Teen Vogue
A gorgeous story that radiates with resilience and bravely drops hard truths.’ Adam Silvera
‘A sweeping debut.’ YA Books Central