Ravine Roy has been stuck in her mother's council estate flat for 10 years. What led to her being here and how can she get out? Exploring an ever changing Britain over the span of two decades 'The Things We Thought Knew' is a funny and moving coming of age novel about the people who make us and the secrets that can change our lives forever.
'Fuses life big themes with daily minutiae...A voice of the next generation.'
"A powerful debut ... told with warmth and humanity, this is a novel that shines because the characters feel so human and their plights feel so real." CultureFly
"This intriguing debut gives a voice to the marginalised." Big Issue
"Mahsuda Snaith is an exciting new voice in fiction. Her writing is deceptive. Crystal clear sentences ooze with texture and nuance. Characters that drip with lived experience. And above all, a clarity of vision. Mahsuda's work is brave and bold and she has a massive future ahead of her." Nikesh Shukla
"An original and affecting coming-of-age novel ... Snaith's clear-eyed depiction of estate life at the turn of the millennium resists cliches." The Observer