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Girl, Woman, Other

Autor Bernardine Evaristo
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 21 noi 2019

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WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE

"A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum." --Booker Prize Judges

Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain's colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.

The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London's funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley's former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole's mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter's lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.

Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780802156983
ISBN-10: 0802156983
Pagini: 464
Dimensiuni: 140 x 208 x 38 mm
Greutate: 0.41 kg
Editura: Grove Press, Black Cat

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE

"A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum." --Booker Prize Judges

Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain's colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.

The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London's funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley's former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole's mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter's lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.

Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.


Notă biografică

Anglo-Nigerian writer Bernardine Evaristo is the celebrated author of eight books and the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. Her writing is characterized by experimentation, daring, subversion, and challenging the myths of various Afro-diasporic histories and identities, and her books range in genre from poetry to short story to drama to criticism. She lives in London.

Recenzii

Give [Evaristo] more prizes! All the prizes! It has thepace of a whistle stop tourand yet it seemsno detail of the myriad of lives we encounter is missed.
If you haven't discovered [Evaristo] yet, I urge you to read all and any of her books. Devoured one a day already and ordered more.Hilarious, compassionate, moving and brutally honest.
Beautifully interwoven stories of identity, race, womanhood, and the realities of modern Britain.The characters are so vivid,the writing is beautifuland itbrims with humanity.
Weaves through time and space with crackling originality
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
An exceptional book that unites poetry, social history, women's voices and beyond.Order it right now
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
Brims with vitality
With this rich composition, Evaristo deserves a toast
Masterful...A choral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain
'Girl, Woman, Other is about struggle, but it is also aboutlove, joy and imagination.
Threads together the diverse life stories of 12 black British women in ways that deliberately resist categorisation
Such a satisfying read, funny and true, the characters are so real you feel you know them already
Awarm, humorous and ambitious novel, and one that isenjoyably playful in style. It is both a product of its time and unlike any book ever written about Britain
My favorite book of 2019 . . . the most absorbing book I read all year.This novel isa 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.

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