This OWN IT! curated playlist is inspired by Sean Godfrey’s thrilling debut novel Sasha Knight.
Taking you on a journey through Matthews life, as he searches for his best friend and for a way to cope with the fact that, she is still missing after 24 years…
by SEAN GODFREY
A coming-of-age novel, alternating between past and present and shifting back and forth from Jamaica and the United States, SASHA KNIGHT picks apart the puzzle left behind when 11-year-old Sasha disappears. Everyone seems convinced she has simply run away. On the days when he can’t hear her, Matthew believes it too.
Portraying the perils of toxic masculinity and the damaging effects of emotional trauma. Touching on religion and the deep-seated class and colour divide in Jamaican society, this is a genre-bending mashup that shakes the senses and tears at the heart.
QUOTES FOR SASHA KNIGHT
‘Vivid, powerful, and moving, teeming with rich period detail, Sasha Knight is an astute debut from a writer completely at home on the page. This book is full of love, not just for Sasha Knight, but Jamaica as a whole. Seriously impressive stuff.’
Courttia Newland, Author of A River Called Time
‘Godfrey has crafted a whole host of characters and a world that feels new, but somehow familiar. I flew through the pages.
Candice Carty-Williams, Author of Sunday Times Bestseller People Person
‘Sean Godfrey is a brilliant and breath-taking writer, Sasha Knight is profoundly tender and vivid, it is a tremendous story of love and loss and much more…‘
Salena Godden, Author of Mrs Death Misses Death
‘Sasha Knight is a masterful piece of writing. Painful, playful, complex, evocative and wonderfully realised. Sean Godfrey’s novel is set in Jamaica and America, but has relevance across the globe. This is an absolute must-read.
Yvonne Bailey-Smith, author of The Day I Fell off my Island
‘What a delight, a moving delight. I read this book twice, started it over as soon as I closed the last page.‘
Colin Channer, Author of The Girl with the Golden Shoes
‘A masterclass of storytelling. Godfrey has that special ability of bringing a story to life so much that it lives in you, long after you’ve finished reading it.
JJ Bola, Author of The Selfless Act of Breathing
‘Fiercely endearing. An accomplished and absorbing debut written with real heart and great depth. This profoundly mesmeric novel deserves to be found, embraced, and loved by many. One of the best stories you’ll read this year.’
Ashley Hickson-Lovence, Author of Your Show.
‘A sublime story, showcasing a magnificent mind. Sasha Knight is immediately infatuating, leading you through a multi-layered journey of two unique characters.‘
Jude Yawson, Co-Author of Stormzy’s Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far
‘A brilliantly absorbing read with indelible character.’
Irenosen Okojie MBE, Author of Nudibranch