'AN OUTSTANDING DEBUT' CHERIE JONES, author of How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House
'VIVID AND AUTHENTIC' LEONE ROSS, author of This One Sky Day
At eighteen years old, Dinah gave away her baby son to the rich couple she worked for before they left Jamaica. They never returned. She never forgot him.
Eighteen years later, a young man comes from the US to Kingston. From the moment she sees him, Dinah never doubts - this is her son.
What happens next will make everyone question what they know and where they belong.
A powerful story of belonging, identity and inheritance, What a Mother's Love Don't Teach You brings together a blazing chorus of voices to evoke Jamaica's ghetto, dance halls, criminal underworld and corrupt politics, at the beating heart of which is a mother's unshakeable love for her son.
'TAKES US ON A WONDERFUL MULTIFACETED JOURNEY THORUGH THE LIVES, LOVES, PLEASURES AND ATROCITIES OF THE FOLKS OF KINGSTON' JACOB ROSS, author of The Bone Readers
'AN EXCITING READ' YEWANDE OMOTOSO, author of An Unusual Grief
'A WONDERFUL DEBUT NOVEL' GILLIAN ROYES, author of the Shad series
'TAYLOR'S GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT IS HOW SHE CAPTURES THE DARKNESS OF THE GHETTO WHILE NEVER DIMMING THE VIVACITY, DETERMINATION AND EXUBERANCE DISPLAYED BY ITS PEOPLE. THIS IS A THRILLING READ' CELESTE MOHAMMED, author of Pleasantview