There are two sides to every love story…
‘[An] involving debut novel … Appiah paints a hard-hitting picture’ THE TIMES
‘A poignant debut which marks Krystle Zara Appiah out as one of Britain’s best new young writers’
‘A beautiful, emotional rollercoaster’ LIZZIE DAMILOLA BLACKBURN, author of Yinka, where is your huzband?
‘Both tender and powerful’ LOUISE O’NEILL
‘Beautiful and gripping… unforgettable’ EMILIA HART
Teenagers Efe and Sam first meet in London in the 1990s.
Years later the best friends are married. Their love story couldn’t seem more perfect.
But Sam wants to start a family.
Efe wants to be free from children to focus on her dreams.
When an unplanned pregnancy forces them to confront their differences,
Efe and Sam must discover if what they really want is still each other…
A poignant, heart-breaking debut about a British-Ghanaian marriage in crisis, Rootless is a story of friendship, family, societal obligation and motherhood. But above all, it’s a story of love.
‘An open and honest exploration of the rediscovery of love, motherhood, and the choices we make and sacrifice’
‘Highly relatable… your heart will miss a beat’
‘Brave, insightful and heart-breaking’
‘Efe’s tragic story will stay with readers long after they finish turning pages’
DONNA FREITAS, author of The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano
‘Tender, intimate and unflinching’
‘A deeply felt novel… full of romance as well as terrible grief. Rootless enthralled me from the start’
ILANA MASAD, author of All My Mother’s Lovers