The Lost Love Songs of Boysie Singh


by Persaud, Ingrid | Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published 25/04/2024 by FABER & FABER in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 544 pages

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FROM THE WINNER OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2021’With Ingrid Persaud’s, assured, wizened and brilliant hand at the pen, these women become vitally, thrillingly, and unforgettably alive.’ MARLON JAMES’A voice that has a vibrancy of its own.’ RACHEL JOYCE’A talented and engaging storyteller.’ Sunday Times’Persaud has a knack for finding the sublime in the ordinary.’ SARA COLLINS, GuardianFrom the award-winning author of Love After Love, comes an epic of wonder, danger and risk.

This is the tale of four women.

Popo: brilliant, vulnerable and stuck. She’s determined to free herself from the traps of her past.

Mana Lala: a devoted mother ? her only connection to her man is their little boy, and she will do anything to keep them both close.

For Doris, well, he’s glorious and once she’s licked him into shape, her husband presents an opportunity to climb the social ladder. She’s heard the awful stories, but she’s sure they won’t be hers.

Rosie just wants to mind her business, her lover, Etty, and her store.

Four lives, connected and controlled by one man: the notorious, charismatic gangster Boysie Singh. Pull up a chair and let these women tell of the man they believed could love, help or free them, and how some of them survived to tell a tale at all.

PRAISE FOR LOVE AFTER LOVE’A beautiful book. I adored it.’ RICHARD OSMAN’Full of wit and soul.’ TRACY CHEVALIER’Unforgettable’ MARLON JAMES’It made me ugly cry’ JESSIE BURTON’Glorious’ RACHEL JOYCE