Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta: A novel (Paperback)
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Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta: A novel (Paperback)

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Published: 06/07/2023
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Hilarious and heart-rending in equal measure, Hannaham's sublime second novel traces the path of a transgender Black Colombian woman on her release from prison as she returns to a much-changed Brooklyn.

When Carlotta Mercedes was pulled into a robbery gone wrong, she still went by the name she was born with. But not long after her conviction, she began to live as a woman, an embrace of selfhood that prison authorities rejected, keeping Carlotta trapped in an all-male cell block, abused by both inmates and guards.

Over twenty years later, Carlotta is granted conditional freedom and returns to a much-changed Brooklyn, where she struggles to reconcile with a family reluctant to accept her identity, and to avoid any minor parole infraction that might get her consigned back to lockup.

Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta sweeps the reader through seemingly every street of Brooklyn, much as Joyce's Ulysses does through Dublin. Hannaham introduces a cast of unforgettable characters even as it challenges us to confront the glaring injustices of a society and prison system that continues to punish people long after their time has been served.

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
ISBN: 9781787704930
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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"A remarkable novel…the hilarity, the sharpness, and the wild lyricism of Hannaham's Delicious Foods resurface in Carlotta, along with an interest in racism, community, family, love, the possibilities of language, and the preciousness of the freedom to be who you are." - Francine Prose, The New York Review of Books

“We were big fans of James Hannaham’s previous novel Delicious Foods… The long wait for his follow-up is finally over and it’s a doozy: a raucous social comedy that takes on our carceral system, the poor treatment of trans people, and capitalist failings in one unmissable package.” - Chicago Review of Books

“The title of the James Hannaham’s latest novel is ironic, because one would need to be both inhuman and immune to stylistic brilliance to be able to spend any time in Carlotta Mercedes’ world without starting to care deeply about the protagonist of Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta.” - CyprusMail

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Carlotta has got to be one of the most memorable, lovable and most authentic characters in this century! x I fell in love with this book's honesty and realistic description of what it's like when a person... More

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