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In a world where the law is against you, how far would you be willing to lie for a chance to live?

About the Author

Nikita Lalwani was born in Rajasthan and raised in Cardiff. Her fiction has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize. She was also nominated for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. She lives in London.

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Enthralling as a thriller, yet also a beautiful human drama, and a serious enquiry into the possibility of goodness -- Tessa Hadley
Beautiful and brilliant. The exquisite writing is vivid, poetic and perceptive; the characters alive and compelling. Everything I want from a novel. I loved it. * Stephen Merchant *
Lively, poetically written and above all compassionate * Sunday Times *
Timely and hopeful * Cosmopolitan *
This sinuous morality tale unfurls from the alternating perspectives... Slinking along like a thriller, it encompasses people smuggling, the labyrinthine inhumanity of Britain's immigration system, alcoholism and a class prejudice that cuts both ways. Kindness and its motives are a constant preoccupation * Economist *
Pulses with energy * Mail on Sunday *
A startlingly original, continuously astute, and deeply compassionate novel. You People alerts us, in these dark times, to the possibility of human nobility * Pankaj Mishra *
Lalwani's vivid, intensely empathic novel raises profound moral questions while maintaining the momentum and urgency of a thriller * The Lady *
Lalwani is a writer who understands people, and it shines through in her descriptions. This is a moving, authentic, humane novel which raises fundamental questions about what it means to be kind in an unkind world, and it will stay with me for a long time * Guardian *
Folds serious social issues into an entertaining plot * Daily Mail *
Brilliant . . . A thriller reminiscent of Dirty Pretty Things. Really recommend it. * Nikesh Shukla *
Intelligent and heart-piercing - an exceptional novel about the Britain we live in, even if we choose not to see it
Lalwani's prose has a balletic lightness * Economist *
A female lead who isn't defined by a romantic story arc? Yes please. Lalwani's serious, ravishing way of writing about the secret life of Britain is just what we need * Times *
You People is a short, complex novel that shines a light behind the smiles at your local restaurant, and asks tough questions about the nature of goodness in an unfair society * Sunday Telegraph BOOK OF THE WEEK *

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