Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng


What does it mean to be a ‘good’ mother? Ng’s masterpiece of modern drama begins with the youngest child of a wealthy family burning down her huge family home. From there unravels an intricate community of people who mirror each other in ways that reveal the function of privilege and prejudice, whether it be due to class, race or gender. If you enjoy complex family dramas with easy-to-devour writing and well executed tension, this is the book for you. The TV series is also phenomenal – it adds more layers and nuance to the interplay between race, class, wealth, sexuality and family in mid-90s America. Worth both a read and a watch!  – Georgia