Queenie (Hardback)Candice Carty-Williams (author)
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Caught between the Jamaican British family who don’t seem to understand her, a job that’s not all it promised and a man she just can’t get over, Queenie Jenkins’ life seems to be steadily spiralling out of control in Candice Carty-Williams luminous debut. A novel that asks what it means to be enough in a world always clamouring for more, Queenie captivates from the opening page. By turns hilariously funny, dramatic and tender, with a heroine to root for, it is one of the year’s most unmissable debuts.
'Inspirational, funny and wise' - Kit de Waal, author of My Name is Leon.
Queenie Jenkins can't cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend,Tom. That's definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn't seem to see her, a family who don't seem to listen (if it's not Jesus or water rates, they're not interested), and 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 modern life, 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, Bryony Gordon and Dawn O'Porter, and anyone who loved Fleabag and Dear White People.
Please note: cover colour may vary
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 226 x 160 x 40 mm
'Queenie has all the things you want in a debut novel - a startlingly fresh voice, characters you fall in love with from the very first page, and a joyous turn of phrase that makes this book almost impossible to put down. In turns hilariously funny and quietly devastating, Queenie is an important, timely story.' - Louise O'Neill
'Candice Carty-Williams is a fantastic new writer who has written a deliciously funny, characterful, topical and thrilling novel for our times.' - Bernardine Evaristo
'Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.' - Jojo Moyes
'Funny, wise and of the moment, this book and this writer are the ones to watch.' - Kit de Waal
'Queenie is the sort of novel you just can't stop talking about and want everyone you know to read. Snort your tea out funny one moment and utterly heart-breaking the next... I absolutely loved it.' - AJ Pearce
'Hilarious and off the wall and tender.' - Nikesh Shukla
'Candice gives so generously with her joy, pain and humour... a beautiful and compelling book.' - Afua Hirsch
'I ate this up in one greedy, joyous gulp. I loved Queenie and was cheering her on all the way.' - Cathy Rentzenbrink
'I was engrossed and loved Queenie - her humour, her pain, her politics, her friends, her family!' - Diana Evans
'A really special book with much to say about black female identity, sexual politics, group chats & emotional becoming in a way that feels totally unforced. Filthy, funny & profound.' - Sharlene Teo
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“Funny & heartwarming”
I loved Queenie! This book took me on a rollercoaster of emotions . At times I just wanted to give Queenie a big hug, other times I wanted to shake her and say seriously!!! And certain characters made me very angry.... More
“Queen of my Heart”
This a gorgeous, hilarious, moving portrait of a young black woman's life in South London. I'm so in love with Queenie. I want her to be my best friend!
“I loved this book - a lot!”
I've been waiting to read Queenie for ages but I was so glad to see my copy in the post! This is a really special book and Candice is a new fresh voice in the literary scene. She has created something brilliant... More
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