A series of shareable digital assets are now available for One Year of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie, the most raucous debut of 2020.

About One Year of Ugly

Having escaped crumbling, socialist Venezuela the illegal way (who needs residency permits when you know a guy with a boat?), Yola Palacios and her family are settling into their new under-the-radar life in Trinidad.

But when the formidable* Aunt Celia dies, the Palacios discover that she’s been keeping one hell of a secret. She’s seriously in debt to a local criminal called Ugly, a debt that is now theirs to repay.

He might dress like David Bowie, but Ugly’s business style is pure Pablo Escobar. What he says, the Palacios must do, otherwise: big trouble.

Ugly’s right-hand man Román is tasked with keeping an eye on the family but Yola can barely keep her eyes off him. Forbidden fruit is the original aphrodisiac, and when Yola and Román fall in lust, even bigger trouble is on the horizon…

Told with raw, acid humour, One Year of Ugly is a story of family, first love and finding home. A blisteringly fresh take on the migrant experience in a less-than-sunny corner of the Caribbean, and a poignant reminder that no matter what form of ugly crosses your path, there’s always a way to laugh through it.

*family bitch

One Year of Ugly is published on 14th May 2020.

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Click the links/images below to download the digital assets, or email harperreach@harpercollins.co.uk if you have any queries.

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