Girl, Woman, Other

By Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo introduces us to twelve incredible women and her accomplished writing guides us straight to the soul of her characters as they subtly influence each other’s lives.
~ Her Majesty, The Queen Consort
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Publish Date: 2019 Awards: 2019 Booker Prize

‘A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood. This is an impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves. With a dazzling rhythm, Evaristo takes us on a journey of intergenerational stories, moving through different spaces and heritages: African, Caribbean, European. Her 12 main characters manifest the highs and lows of our social life. They are artists, bankers, teachers, cleaners, housewives, and are at various stages of womanhood, from adolescence to old age. Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humour. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum. The language wraps the reader by force, with the quality of oral traditions and poetry. This is a novel that deserves to be read aloud and to be performed and celebrated in all kinds of media.’ The Booker Judges’ Comments

 

 

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