Oprah’s Book Club
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Prepare to be gutted by Leila Mottley’s poignant yet devastating debut. Teenager Kiara Johnson and her older brother, Marcus, are facing eviction from their Oakland apartment. Marcus dreams of becoming a famous rapper, but sweet, sensitive Kiara knows better. Without family to help the siblings out, Kiara turns to sex work, eventually becoming a key witness in a police department scandal. Inspired by true events, Mottley—a young Oakland poet who was practically the same age as her heroine when she wrote this book—finds beautiful words for the cruel economy of Kiara’s life. Nightcrawling can be heart-wrenching to read, but it’s even harder to put down.