Queenie (Hardback)
  • Queenie (Hardback)
  • Queenie (Hardback)
  • Queenie (Hardback)
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Queenie (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages
Published: 11/04/2019

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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2019

‘Heartbreaking, funny, fresh and modern all at once’ – Cat at Head Office

‘A beautifully emotional, joyful, fist-punching-the-air book’ – Hannah Kate at Liverpool One

‘A powerhouse debut novel’ – Martyn at Finchley Road

Published on a wave of critical acclaim – and breathless enthusiasm from our booksellers – Candice Carty-Williams’ luminous debut is a joy-filled, painfully funny coming-of-age story set in modern Britain. Fabulous but flawed, defiant but vulnerable, Queenie Jenkins is one of the great fictional creations of the twenty-first century, and her story is, by turns, hilariously funny, dramatic and movingly tender.

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’s life seems to be steadily spiralling out of control. Desperately trying to navigate her way through a hot mess of shifting cultures and toxic relationships and emerge with a shred of dignity, her missteps and misadventures will provoke howls of laughter and tears of pity – frequently on the same page.

Tackling issues as diverse as mental health, race, class and consent with a light yet sure touch, Queenie is refreshingly candid, delightfully compassionate and bracingly real. The perfect fable for a frenetic and confusing time, Carty-Williams’ stellar novel is undoubtedly one of the year’s most exciting debuts and announces its author as a fresh and vibrant new voice in British literature.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409180050
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 226 x 160 x 40 mm

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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

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“Inspiring & Heartwarming”

I absolutely adored Queenie. She's vulnerable, she's emotional, she's a bit broken by current circumstance but she's an absolute fighter. There were parts of this book where I wished Queenie was my... More

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“An absolute joy of a read”

A brilliant debut novel that gives a real insight into mental health and the pressures of just wanting to be “normal.” A darkly comic read that is often heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting, you will fail to do... More

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