Out on 27 June 2024
Book cover for Locks



27 June 2024
352 pages
Imprint: Picador


A search for meaning and the complicated expression of multiple cultures. Ashleigh is a born storyteller, able to blend humour and introspection, poetry and the poignant.
Immersive storytelling . . . compelling, lyrical, wise, insightful and extremely funny.
I loved Locks. It’s a twisty, energetic, voice-led novel, written with humour and skill and drama . . . Like Virginia Woolf but from the ends. Nugent is pure talent, something else.
Thought-provoking and funny . . . perfectly captures the sense of being between two cultures, whilst never feeling fully part of either . . . full of larger-than-life characters who jump off the page.