People Person (Paperback)Candice Carty-Williams (author)
The author of the beloved and bestselling Queenie returns with another winning combination of laugh-out-loud humour and exquisite character-led drama, as Dimple Pennington prepares to get to know her motley assortment of half-siblings.
If you could choose your family... you wouldn't choose the Penningtons.
Dimple Pennington knew of her half siblings, but she didn't really know them. Five people who don't have anything in common except for faint memories of being driven through Brixton in their dad's gold jeep, and some pretty complex abandonment issues. Dimple has bigger things to think about.
She's thirty, and her life isn't really going anywhere. An aspiring lifestyle influencer with a terrible and wayward boyfriend, Dimple's life has shrunk to the size of a phone screen. And despite a small but loyal following, she's never felt more alone in her life. That is, until a dramatic event brings her half siblings Nikisha, Danny, Lizzie and Prynce crashing back into her life. And when they're all forced to reconnect with Cyril Pennington, the absent father they never really knew, things get even more complicated.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 257 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm
'Wonderful. People Person is about 5 half-siblings (1 dad, 4 mothers) who, in response to a crisis, meet as adults and start shaping themselves into a family. It's a warm novel, funny and full of emotional intelligence. The tone is light-hearted, even comic at times, but underneath there's an undertow, a steady drumbeat reminding us of all the microaggressions black people experience on a daily basis - and that white people are mostly oblivious of. I cannot recommend it highly enough.' - Marian Keyes
'People Person is a triumph. I was so moved by this tender, often humorous, portrait of these five siblings, their burgeoning relationships and all their complexities. I loved every one of these beautifully rendered characters and I'm sure the world will too. I couldn't put it down.' - Caleb Azumah Nelson
'People Person is fresh, funny and tender - Candice is the voice British fiction needs.' - Pandora Sykes
'People Person is a portrait of a family that is as poignant as it is hilarious. It had me belly-laughing, then picking up my jaw from the floor, then nodding in delighted agreement. Candice is a writer who is not only revealing modern Britain with each of her novels; she is defining it. Cyril Pennington is a character for the ages, but this story truly belongs to the children he never managed to parent. I loved it.' - Sara Collins
'I loved People Person. Candice is so gifted at pulling you in as a writer. The storyline is hugely arresting and I was gripped immediately. Candice is remarkably perceptive in the way she writes people; her characters that are so well drawn, and so believable. When I wasn't reading People Person I was thinking about it and I had to finish it at the earliest opportunity.' - Annie MacManus
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“Funny and tender .”
Imagine five people who know almost nothing about each other, with the only connection between them their father Cyril. When one of them finds herself in a seriously sticky situation, they coordinate into one... More
“Good but not quite as good”
Having read and enjoyed Candice’s first novel Queenie and then her quick reads short story Notting Hill Carnival I was very interested to read her next offering People Person, I was delighted to be given ARC from... More
“Between The Covers - Series 4 Book”
So this is going to be featured on Between The Covers Series 4, so obviously I just had to read it!
Incredibly lucky to have received an early review copy so this was immediately carried around with me until I had it... More
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