ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: February 20, 2014
By (author) Nina de la Mer
Arriving in London, Hayleigh finds work as lap dancer ‘Layla’, intent on earning enough cash to make a fresh start. She has the wit, the looks and skilful moves, exploiting men before they can exploit her. But over the course of a chaotic week she must make the biggest decision of her life and fight for the one thing she truly wants. This is a brilliant and moving novel, imaginatively powerful and authentically conceived. Thirty years after the resounding success of Jay McInerney’s Bright Lights, Big City, and written in a similarly intense second-person narrative, Layla speaks for a new generation.
Nina de la Mer
Nina de la Mer’s debut novel 4 a.m., shortlisted for the Writer’s Retreat Competition, was published in 2011 by Myriad Editions. In 2012, she received an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts to write her second novel, Layla. Nina was born in Scotland and grew up there and in Brighton, where she now lives with her husband and two children.