Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud

Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud


Costa First Novel Award 


A heartwarming story set in Trinidad with a major gay character. 


Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love. Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their  gay lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their differences, as they build a home together. Home: the place where your navel string is buried, keeping these three safe from an increasingly dangerous world. Happy and loving they are, until the night when a glass of rum, a heart to heart and a terrible truth explodes the family unit, driving them apart.


Brave and brilliant, steeped in affection, Love After Love asks us to consider what happens at the very brink of human forgiveness, and offers hope to anyone who has loved and lost and has yet to find their way back.




'Unforgettable' Marlon James


'It made me ugly cry' Jessie Burton

  • Details

    Imprint: Faber and Faber

    Publication Date: 14 January 2021

    ISBN: 9780571356225

    Pages: 416

    Format: Paperback

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