by Benson, Jendella | Fiction & related items
Published 07/04/2022 by Orion Publishing Co (Trapeze) in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 400 pages
‘So deliciously South London.’ – Yomi Adegoke, author of SLAY IN YOUR LANE
‘A sweeping, rich tale that explores family, secrets, loss, love and redemption within the context of a tessellation of cultures – written with a beautiful texture, Benson pulls you in to a deftly-woven story with tautly-written sentences, and before you know it you find yourself in too deep to get out, too deep to want to get out, wanting to know more.’- Bolu Babalola, author of LOVE IN COLOUR
‘Jendella Benson has drawn such a compelling world that Hope and Glory, the book and the characters themselves, stayed with me long after I’d turned the final pages.’ – Candice Carty-Williams, author of QUEENIE
Glory arrives back in Peckham, from her seemingly-glamorous life in LA, to mourn the sudden death of her father, and finds her previously-close family has fallen apart in her absence. Her brother, Victor, has been jailed; her sister, Faith, appears to have lost her independence and ambition; and their mother, Celeste, is headed towards a breakdown. Glory is thrown by their disarray, and rather than returning to America she decides to stay and try to bring them all together again.
However, when she unearths a huge family secret, Glory risks losing everyone she truly cares about in her pursuit of the truth. HOPE AND GLORY is a rich, heart-warming story of loss, love and family chaos, and marks an exciting new voice in fiction.