Queenie

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Description

Bridget Jones's Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she's constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places...including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth. As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, "What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?"--all of the questions today's woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her. With "fresh and honest" (Jojo Moyes) prose, Queenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today's world.

Product Details

Price
$39.99
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publish Date
March 19, 2019
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.1 X 5.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781508277996
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About the Author

Candice Carty-Williams is a senior marketing executive at Vintage. In 2016, she created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, which aims to find, champion, and celebrate underrepresented writers. She contributes regularly to i-D, Refinery29, BEAT Magazine, and more, and her pieces, especially those about blackness, sex, and identity, have been shared globally. Queenie is her first novel. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @CandiceC_W.

Reviews

Funny, wise, and of the moment, this book and this writer are the ones to watch.

-- "Kit de Waal, author of My Name Is Leon"

Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.

-- "Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author"

Meet Queenie...She's highly relatable. A must read for '19.

-- "Woman's Day"

You'll read Queenie, a novel about a young Jamaican British woman trying to find her place in London, in one day. It's that good.

-- "Hello Giggles"