Nightcrawling by Mottley, Leila
Nightcrawling -- Leila Mottley - Hardcover
Leila Mottley

Nightcrawling -- Leila Mottley - Hardcover

A dazzling novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system--the debut of a blazingly original voice that "bursts at the seams of every page and swallows you whole" (Tommy Orange, best-selling author of There There)

Kiara and her brother, Marcus, are scraping by in an East Oakland apartment complex optimistically called the Regal-Hi. Both have dropped out of high school, their family fractured by death and prison. But while Marcus clings to his dream of rap stardom, Kiara hunts for work to pay their rent--which has more than doubled--and to keep the nine-year-old boy next door, abandoned by his mother, safe and fed.

One night, what begins as a drunken misunderstanding with a stranger turns into the job Kiara never imagined wanting but now desperately needs: nightcrawling. Her world breaks open even further when her name surfaces in an investigation that exposes her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland Police Department.

Rich with raw beauty, electrifying intensity, and piercing vulnerability, Nightcrawling marks the stunning arrival of a voice unlike any we have heard before.

Author: Leila Mottley
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 06/07/2022
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.32lbs
Size: 9.25h x 6.25w x 0.84d
ISBN: 9780593318935

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 12/01/2021 pg. 9
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2022
Booklist 04/01/2022 pg. 18
Publishers Weekly 04/18/2022
Library Journal 05/01/2022 pg. 84
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