by Sophie Jai
Grief is like an inside joke: you have to have been there to really get it.
Everything Cassandra Rampersad knows about her family history has been overheard: whispered behind a closed door or written in a notebook stowed away. Cassandra has always been curious, and when a death in the family means she has to return home to Toronto, it seems like the perfect opportunity to finally discover what it is that no one else will talk about.
But uncovering the past will never be easy when it has stayed hidden for so long. And with every new revelation, Cassandra realises that there is a reason that her family has never been good at grieving…
A powerful meditation on memory and loss, Wild Fires is a beautifully crafted novel from a stunning new literary voice.