[BOOKS] ✮ Queenie By Candice Carty-Williams – E17streets4all.co.uk ONE OF TIME S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF NPR S BEST BOOKS OF NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF BY WOMAN S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT B rilliant, timely, funn ONE OF TIME SBEST books OF THE YEAR ONE OF NPR S BEST books OFNAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED books OFBY WOMAN S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT B rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking Jojo Moyes,New York Times bestselling author ofMe Before You Bridget Jones s DiarymeetsAmericanah 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 placeQueenie Jenkins is a twenty five 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.
Candice Carty Williams was born in , the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver who barely speaks and a Jamaican Indian dyslexic receptionist who speaksthan anyone else in the world She studied Media at Sussex because her sixth form teachers said that she wasn t clever enough to do English, but she showed them all by first working at the Guardian Guide and then moving into publishing at Carty Williams has worked on marketing literary fiction, non fiction and graphic novels ever since her first highlight was interviewing David Cronenberg and telling him that if she were a white man she d like to look like him In response he called her a delightful person In , she created and launched the Guardian and th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, a prize that aims to find, champion and celebrate black, Asian and minority ethnic writers She also contributes regularly to Refinery and i D.
- 352 pages
- Candice Carty-Williams
- 18 August 2019 Candice Carty-Williams