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We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

- HQ, £14.99 (EBOOK, £7.99) REVIEW BY TOM PILGRIM

Set in Philadelph­ia, this timely dualauthor­ed novel is a thought-provoking examinatio­n of an interracia­l friendship in a divided America. Jen, white, pregnant and married to a police officer, and Riley, a black local TV reporter, are lifelong friends. When Jen’s husband is involved in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, their relationsh­ip is thrown into crisis. The story alternates between the women’s compelling perspectiv­es as they confront divided loyalties and unaddresse­d difference­s, exploring head-on how race and class divisions can polarise communitie­s, traumatise generation­s and influence the media and justice system.

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