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WINNER OF THE SAGA PRIZE 1997: a literary award for trailblazing new Black British novelists
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.
'A quietly outstanding work of fiction . . . an exemplary novel' Bernardine Evaristo
© Judith Bryan 1998 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
The newly launched book series, curated by Bernardine Evaristo, begins with six rediscovered novels by Black authors. Here, we speak to the artists hand-picked to create their covers.
The Booker Prize-winner says she is 'very excited to introduce these books to new readers who will discover their riches.'