Queenie - Carty-Williams, Candice,1989-author.

Jacket Image
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781409180050
Published:
11th Apr 2019
Publisher:
Trapeze
Dimensions:
392 pages: 226 x 160 x 40mm


THE NUMBER TWO SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Hilarious, compelling, painful, enlightening, honest. I loved it.' - Dolly Alderton
'Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking' - Jojo Moyes
'A vital, often very funny novel' - The Sunday Times
'Inspirational, funny and wise' - Kit de Waal
'Perfect for anyone who loves Fleabag' - Mail on Sunday

Queenie Jenkins can't cut a break. Well, apart from the one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That's definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Then there's her boss who doesn't seem to see her and her Caribbean family who don't seem to listen (if it's not Jesus or water rates, they're not interested). She's trying to fit in two worlds that don't really understand her. It's no wonder she's struggling.

She was named to be queen of everything. So why is she finding it so hard to rule her own life?

A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on life, love, race and family, QUEENIE will have you nodding in recognition, crying in solidarity, and rooting for this unforgettable character every step of the way.

Perfect for fans of Dolly Alderton, Elizabeth Day, Sally Rooney and Diana Evans, and anyone who loved Fleabag.

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Praise for QUEENIE:

'I was engrossed and loved Queenie - her humour, her pain, her politics, her friends, her family.' - Diana Evans

'Candice gives so generously with her joy, pain and humour, that we cannot help but become fully immersed in the life of Queenie - a beautiful and compelling book.' - Afua Hirsch

*This book has been printed with three different colour cover designs. We are unable to accept requests for a specific cover. The different covers will be assigned to orders at random*

Candice Carty-Williams is an author and journalist based in London. She was born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver and a dyslexic Jamaican-Indian receptionist. Candice worked in other media before moving into publishing aged 23. In 2016, she created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) Short Story Prize. She is a Penguin Books WriteNow mentor, and she writes regularly for Refinery29, BEAT Magazine, the Guardian and i-D. Her first novel, Queenie, came out in 2019. She can be found on Twitter at @CandiceC_W.