Ghosts of Spring
A young girl, anonymous and ignored, sits through a cold, hard, west-country winter, begging for change and searching for a warm place to sleep. Ghosts of Spring explores one girl’s desire to transcend the limits of her environment and forge a new life against all the odds.
Ghosts of Spring is Luis's second title.
‘In this carefully observed and deeply moving story about urban homelessness, Carrasco shows the daily challenge and terror of living on the streets. A powerful read – a story we should all empathise with.’
Claire Fuller – Author of Unsettled Ground
& winner of the Costa Novel Award 2021
‘This harsh tale of an unnamed young woman living on the very edge of society is told so delicately and with such deftness it results in a very affecting read with a main character who lingers long after the story ends. It takes a lot of skill to be able to write a difficult subject in this way, and with moments of humour and of hope too. Luis Carrasco clearly has that skill – he is a wonderful writer.’
Sharon Duggal – author of Should We Fall Behind