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Bernard and the Cloth Monkey: Black Britain: Writing Back - Black Britain: Writing Back (Paperback)
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Bernard and the Cloth Monkey: Black Britain: Writing Back - Black Britain: Writing Back (Paperback)

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WINNER OF THE SAGA PRIZE 1997: a literary award for trailblazing new Black British novelists

'A quietly outstanding work of fiction . . . an exemplary novel' Bernardine Evaristo

A shattering portrayal of family, guilt and unshakable bonds as a family's deepest secrets explosively unravel

When Anita finally returns home to London after a long absence, everything has changed.
Her father is dead, her mother is away, and she and her sister Beth are alone together for the first time in years.

They share a house. They share a family. They share a past.

Tentatively, they reach out to one another for connection, but the house echoes with words unspoken.

Dazzling and heart-breaking, Bernard and the Cloth Monkey is a searing portrait of family, a rebellion against silence and a testament to the human capacity for survival.

Selected by Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, this series rediscovers and celebrates pioneering books depicting black Britain that remap the nation.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241482681
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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“Good choice for book groups”

An at times painful read about two sisters Beth and Anita rediscovering each other and their childhood home as well as facing up to the reality of their relationships with their parents - in particular their father -... More

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“An intriguing pacy read”

An intriguing and pacy read focusing on family and the secrets between them. I found myself both wanting to know what happened to the characters and also not bearing to find out the truth.

At times it was... More

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