Set on the unforgiving streets and majestic mountains surrounding Kingston, Jamaica, the novel tells the story of Frankie, an ambitious high school student who has just earned a ticket out with a full ride scholarship to college in the U.S. But when a stray bullet gravely injures his father, Frankie must find a way to earn fast money to pay for his treatment; he falls into a world of crime and violence and has to learn to trust again in order to engineer his own escape. Publication is set for fall 2020.


“In Your Corner Dark, Hall has crafted a compelling and complex story exploring the ways that ambition and loyalty can trap us or free us. His powerful debut captivates us by showing not only what survival requires but, above all, what it means.”
—Deni Ellis Béchard, author of INTO THE SUN

“The language and the dialogue and the sense of place are gorgeous.”
—Hannu Rajaniemi, author of SUMMERLAND

“What reader doesn’t die a little as we witness the journey of young Frankie in Your Corner Dark?—and yet we can’t look away. As a young man growing up in the part of Jamaica tourists never see, Frankie finds himself caught between his uncle’s violent successes and his own dreams of escape. And we yearn for the realization of those dreams with Frankie’s every step. Hall offers us a gripping work of cinematic vision, brimming with powerful images and high-octane moments. The book is difficult, lovely, and heart-rending—a story of great importance as well as a swan song for a once-beloved place.”
— Michelle Hoover, author of THE QUICKENING and BOTTOMLAND

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