The Lost Love Songs of Boysie Singh

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Pub Date 25 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 26 Apr 2024

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From the award-winning author of Love After Love, comes an epic of wonder, danger and risk.

'A voice that has a vibrancy of its own.' Rachel Joyce

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 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.

From the award-winning author of Love After Love, comes an epic of wonder, danger and risk.

'A voice that has a vibrancy of its own.' Rachel Joyce

This is the tale of four women.

Popo: brilliant...


Advance Praise

Praise for Love After Love

'Persaud has a knack for finding the sublime in the ordinary: in her hands the quotidian details of even apparently "small" lives lead to flashes of pure truth.' Sara Collins, Guardian

'Love After Love is gift after gift. An unforgettable symphony of love and loss, heartache and guilt, and the secrets and lies that pull us together, and tear us apart. Dazzlingly told in the most electrifying pose you will read all year.' Marlon James

'Love After Love took me by surprise. I loved the kindness of Mr Chetan, the vulnerability of Solo and the force that is Betty. Tender, glorious, bold, and yes, messy too with a voice that has a vibrancy of its own. I was gripped by the sheer punch of the writing.' Rachel Joyce

'Just gorgeous – full of wit and soul. I really want to go to Trinidad having read this.' Tracy Chevalier

Praise for Love After Love

'Persaud has a knack for finding the sublime in the ordinary: in her hands the quotidian details of even apparently "small" lives lead to flashes of pure truth.' Sara...


Available Editions

EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9780571386529
PRICE £18.99 (GBP)
PAGES 480

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I loved hearing the stories of the relationship from the woman from their perspectives which was hard to read at points, overall I really enjoyed the book.

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What a beguiling writer Ingrid Persaud is. I was transported to Trinidad by this marvellous book, fully immersed in the lives of all the protagonists. Wonderful.

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