The Hope and Anchor
When a vulnerable young woman goes missing, her girlfriend discovers how little she knows of life, love, and London.
Two crucial parts of Neely Sharpe’s life are missing: her once-great potential and her girlfriend, Angela. As the crucial days of Angela’s disappearance pass, Neely excavates Angela’s secrets, and scours the city as the two women’s networks of friends, family, and old adversaries intertwine. In order to find any answers, Neely risks losing all the illusions she so carefully cultivated about what her life should be – but for the generation that was promised so much, one thing is certain: there is nothing worse than being a nobody.
The Hope and Anchor captures the dreams London embodies for its natives and newcomers alike, and what happens when the dreamers finally have to wake up.
- A beautifully woven tale of life and love in the 21st century
- Powerful reflections on London's network of complex communities
- An impressive debut from an author to watch