441pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015
Young Mai's mother is desperate to escape from her abusive new husband. The family travel from Mexico to Scotland to London to North Africa, the West Indies and back again as they struggle to survive.
Writer and visual artist Jade Gibson holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Cape Town. Glowfly Dance is her debut novel and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and the Virginia Prize for Fiction.