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The Fat Lady Sings

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A groundbreaking novel exploring the intersection between race, class and mental health in the UK

'That is the glory of being a mental patient. Nothing is impossible.'

It is the 1990s, and Gloria is living in a London psychiatric ward. She is unapologetically loud, audacious and eternally on the brink of bursting into song.

After several months of uninterrupted routine, she is joined by another young black woman - Merle - who is full of silences and fear.

Unable to confide in their doctors, they agree to journal their pasts. Whispered into tape recorders and scrawled ferociously at night, the remarkable stories of their lives are revealed.

In this tender, deeply-moving depiction of mental health, Roy creates a striking portrait of two women finding strength in their shared vulnerability, as they navigate a system that fails to protect them. Life-affirming and fearlessly hopeful, this is an unforgettable story.

'This is a novel of daring - enjoyable, surprising and original.' Bernardine Evaristo

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ISBN: 9780241482698
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Author: Jacqueline Roy
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Series: Black Britain: Writing Back
Primary Genre Literary Fiction
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