IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR FUTUREWOULD YOU TAKE IT?
Esso is running out of time and into trouble. After he is accidentally caught up in a gang war, he is haunted by a vision of a bullet fired in an alleyway with devastating consequences. A generation later, fifteen-year-old football prodigy Rhia is desperately searching for answers – and a catastrophic moment from the past holds the key to understanding the parents she never got to meet. Whether on the roads of South London or in the mysterious Upper World, Esso and Rhia’s fates must collide. And when they do, a race against the clock will become a race against time itself. . .
This south London epic will stay with you long after the final page.’ – Holly Jackson
‘A thrilling, electric book – so sharp and quick, so witty and wise it leaves you gasping.’ – Katherine Rundell
‘For days after reading [The Upper World], I was left with what I can only describe as an electricity surging through my spirit. Fadugba is an impeccable weaver of universes and this is a book I will return to time and time again.’ – Caleb Femi