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Girl, Woman, Other

by Bernardine Evaristo

Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Girl, Woman, Other Synopsis

***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019*** SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

This is Britain as you've never read it.

This is Britain as it has never been told.

From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .

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Girl, Woman, Other Press Reviews

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 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

Such a satisfying read, funny and true, the characters are so real you feel you know them already -- Miranda Sawyer via Twitter Threads together the diverse life stories of 12 black British women in ways that deliberately resist categorisation - Metro

'Girl, Woman, Other is about struggle, but it is also about love, joy and imagination. - Guardian

Masterful... A choral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain - Elle

With this rich composition, Evaristo deserves a toast - Literary Review

Brims with vitality - FT

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

An exceptional book that unites poetry, social history, women's voices and beyond. Order it right now - Stylist

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

Weaves through time and space with crackling originality - Vogue

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 -

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ISBN: 9780241984994
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241364901
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: B07QTJZFBV
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241984994
Publication date: 3rd March 2020
Author: Bernardine Evaristo
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is the Anglo-Nigerian award-winning author of seven books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora: past, present, real, imagined. Her writing also spans short fiction, reviews, essays, drama and writing for BBC radio. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London and Vice Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. As a literary activist for inclusion, Bernardine Evaristo has founded several successful initiatives including Theatre of Black Women (1982-86), Spread the Word writer development agency (1995-present); The Complete Works mentoring scheme for poets of colour (2007-17) and the Brunel International African ...

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