A young black British woman has done everything right, with a glamorous job in finance and a wealthy, very British, white boyfriend. Despite being born in the UK, she had to comprehend nonetheless all the codes necessary to integrate and dissolve herself successfully, but at what cost? She is exhausted and can’t do this any more… and is now ready to let go of everything. A touching, heartbreaking novel that hits so close to home. An unsettling reading for me.

“Be the best. Work harder, work smarter. Exceed every expectation. But also, be invisible, imperceptible. Don’t make anyone uncomfortable. Don’t inconvenience. Exist in the negative only, the space around. Do not insert yourself into the main narrative. Go unnoticed. Become the air. Open your eyes.”