Nightwanderers

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About The Book

A stunning, sad and darkly funny story about intense female friendship, from award-winning author, C. J. Flood.

It all started with a poo in a flowerbed.

Rosie and Titania are as close as sisters - closer, in fact. While Rosie is shy, red-faced and passive, Ti is big, tough and daring. They shouldn't be friends, but they are.

Creeping out at night, the girls love to secretly wander through their coastal town, exploring empty streets and sharing their frustrations about school and their different, but equally difficult, families. But when Rosie betrays Ti, the two girls run in different directions - making decisions that could do irreparable damage to both of their lives. As Rosie confronts harsh truths, she must find a way back to Ti, and to herself.

Whenever I heard the word kindred, I thought of me and Ti.

‘Flood has a talent for contemporary detail, voice and atmosphere’ The Sunday Times
'Emotionally powerful' Guardian
‘Brilliantly evocative…sharp and funny’ The Scotsman ?

Praise for Infinite Sky:
'Extraordinarily powerful . . . brilliantly visual and full of feeling' Guardian
'Every character is drawn with sympathy, economy and assurance' Amanda Craig, The Times
'Loved by young adult journalists, CJ Flood's debut novel is also a burgeoning hit among adult readers' Stylist
'A beautiful, delicate debut' Nathan Filer, author of The Shock of the Fall
'Infinite Sky is terrific - moving, original and heartfelt. I loved it.' Terence Blacker
'A beautifully written, poignant account of first love, so full of delightfully recognisable moments, it will have grown-ups welling up too' Irish Times magazine
'Strong debut . . . one to watch' The Bookseller

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of the author

C.J. Flood, also known as Chelsey Flood, graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2010 with an MA in creative writing. She has won several prizes and awards for her writing, including the Curtis Brown Award, and also received funding from the Arts Council to complete Infinite Sky. She blogs as a member of the Lucky 13s and at CJFlood.blogspot.co.uk, and tweets as @cjflood_author. Infinite Sky is her debut novel and she is currently working on her next book in Bristol.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (June 2, 2016)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780857078063
  • Ages: 11 - 99

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Emotionally powerful

– Guardian

Painfully hilarious; [a] perfect evocation of teen friendships that matter more than most

– Imogen Russell-Willams

The dynamics and intensity of all-consuming teenage friendships are explored with great skill in a powerful and emotional contemporary drama

– The Bookseller

[A] well-constructed and emotionally charged tale of family crises and betrayal (June Bookseller choice) 

– Marilyn Brocklehurst

A stunning UKYA novel that will capture the hearts of everyone who reads it

– Lucy Powrie, queenofcontemporary.com

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