Here Comes the Sun

Pages: 352
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld

Here Comes the Sun

Nicole Dennis-Benn

A remarkable debut about a group of women battling for independence as a maelstrom of change threatens their Jamaican village
9781786071248 (2 Mar 2017)
RRP £12.99

The Book

At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman - fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves - must confront long-hidden scars.

From a much-heralded new writer, Here Comes the Sun offers a dramatic glimpse into a vibrant, passionate world most outsiders see simply as paradise.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 352
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Nicole Dennis-Benn has received fellowships from Hedgebrook, MacDowell, Lambda and the Sewanee Writers Conference. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, she lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches writing. Her website is


'Here Comes the Sun, like its main character Margot, stuns at every turn, especially when you think you have it figured out. It's about women pushed to the edge, Jamaica in all its beauty and fury and more than anything else, a story that was just waiting to be told.'

- Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

‘[A] lithe, artfully-plotted debut...[Margot] is a startling, deeply memorable character. All of Ms. Dennis-Benn's women are.'

- New York Times

'Remember this title: It'll likely be the buzzword in all upcoming literary awards competitions.'

- Marie Claire