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Queenie

Queenie

British Book Awards Book of the Year

by Candice Carty-Williams

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 11/02/2020

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BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS



SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD



LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION



'A deliciously funny, characterful, topical and thrilling novel for our times' Bernardine Evaristo, winner of the Booker Prize



'Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking' Jojo Moyes



'A must-read novel about sex, selfhood, and the best friendships that get us through it all' Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City



Queenie is a twenty-five-year-old Black woman living in south London, straddling Jamaican and British culture whilst slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper where she's constantly forced to compare herself to her white, middle-class peers, and beg to write about Black Lives Matter. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie finds herself seeking comfort in all the wrong places.



As Queenie veers from one regrettable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be? - the questions that every woman today must face in a world that keeps trying to provide the answers for them.



A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on life, love, race and family, Queenie will have you nodding in recognition, crying in solidarity and rooting for this unforgettable character every step of the way. A disarmingly honest, boldly political and truly inclusive tale that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and acceptance and found something very different in its place.
ISBN:
9781409180074
9781409180074
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
11-02-2020
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Co
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
196x130x30mm
Weight:
0.28kg
Candice Carty-Williams

Candice Carty-Williams is a marketer, author and journalist based in London. Born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver and a Jamaican-Indian dyslexic receptionist, Candice worked in the media before moving into publishing aged 23.

In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, is a Penguin Books Write Now mentor, and she also contributes regularly to Refinery29, BEAT Magazine, Guardian Guide and i-D.

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