A Book of Hate
‘The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.’ – Eldridge Cleaver
‘We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.’ – Charles Caleb Colton
‘Love is blind; hate is deaf.’
‘I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.’ – James Baldwin
Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father – Callum. Eaten up with bitterness, Callum’s brother Jude, blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered.
Now Jude’s life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides?
A razor-sharp and intensely moving novel, the second in the Noughts & Crosses sequence.