Girl, woman, other

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ISBN:9780241984994

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'Girl, Woman, Other' follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends, and lovers, across the country and through the years.

Format
Paperback
Published
05/03/2020
ISBN
9780241984994
Publisher
PENGUIN BOOKS
Weight
321kg

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Beautifully interwoven stories of identity, race, womanhood, and the realities of modern Britain. The characters are so vivid, the writing is beautiful and it brims with humanity. Nicola Sturgeon via Twitter Weaves through time and space with crackling originality Vogue Exuberant, bursting at the seams in delightful ways... Evaristo continues to expand and enhance our literary canon. If you want to understand modern day Britain, this is the writer to read New Statesman An exceptional book that unites poetry, social history, women's voices and beyond. Order it right now Stylist Evaristo's prose hums with life as characters seem to step off the page fully formed. At turns funny and sad, tender and true, this book deserves to win awards Red Brims with vitality FT With this rich composition, Evaristo deserves a toast Literary Review Masterful... A choral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain Elle 'Girl, Woman, Other is about struggle, but it is also about love, joy and imagination. Guardian Threads together the diverse life stories of 12 black British women in ways that deliberately resist categorisation Metro Such a satisfying read, funny and true, the characters are so real you feel you know them already Miranda Sawyer via Twitter A warm, humorous and ambitious novel, and one that is enjoyably playful in style. It is both a product of its time and unlike any book ever written about Britain Economist My favorite book of 2019 . . . the most absorbing book I read all year. This novel is a master class in storytelling. It is absolutely unforgettable. When I turned the final page, I felt the ache of having to leave the world Evaristo created but I also felt the excitement of getting to read the book all over again. It should have won the Booker alone. It deserves all the awards and then some. Roxanne Gay

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