On Sale Date: January 4, 2022
ISBN 9780593243428, 0593243420
Hardcover | 224 pages
A blazingly original debut novel about a group of friends and their immigrant families from Queens, New York—a tenderly observed, fiercely poetic love letter to a modern generation of brown girls.
“A poetic story for anyone who has longed to leave home, only to find that home resides within you.”—Sandra Cisneros
We live in the dregs of Queens, New York, where airplanes fly so low that we are certain they will crush us…
This remarkable story brings you deep into the lives of a group of friends—young women of color growing up in Queens, New York City’s most vibrant and eclectic borough. Here, streets echo with languages from all over the globe, subways rumble above dollar stores, trees bloom and topple across sidewalks, and the briny scent of the ocean wafts from Rockaway Beach. Here, girls like Nadira, Gabby, Naz, Trish, Angelique, and many others, attempt to reconcile their immigrant backgrounds with the American culture they come of age in. Here, they become friends for life—or so they vow.