It's 1976 and Jamaica is on fire. The country is on the eve of important elections and the warring political parties have made the divisions between the poor and the wealthy even wider. And Irie and Jilly come from very different backgrounds: Irie is from the heart of Kingston, where fighting in the streets is common. Jilly is from the hills, where mansions nestled within lush gardens remain safe behind gates. But the two bond through a shared love of Reggae music, spending time together at Irie's father's record store, listening to so-called rebel music that opens Jilly's mind to a sound and a way of thinking she's never heard before.
Asha Bromfield has written a compelling, emotional and heart-rending story of a friendship during wartime and what it means to fight for your words, your life, and the love of your life.
Asha Ashanti Bromfield is an actress, singer, producer and writer of Afro-Jamaican descent. She is known for starring in CW's Riverdale, and Netflix's Locke and Key. Her name means Life, and she is a lover of it. She currently lives between LA and Toronto, where she enjoys nature, family, and walking her dog Luka. She's the author of Hurricane Summer and Songs of Irie.
- Publisher: Wednesday Books
- Publish Date: October 10, 2023
- Pages: 400
- Dimensions: 5.76 X 8.49 X 1.03 inches | 0.98 pounds
- Language: English
- Type: Hardcover
- ISBN: 9781250846808