Teeming with life and crackling with energy, told through many distinctive voices, this novel follows the lives of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and sparklingly contemporary, Girl, Woman, Other is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible.
Beautifully interwoven stories of identity, race, womanhood, and the realities of modern Britain. The characters are so vivid, the writing is beautiful and it brims with humanity.
Weaves through time and space with crackling originality
Exuberant, bursting at the seams in delightful ways... Evaristo continues to expand and enhance our literary canon. If you want to understand modern day Britain, this is the writer to read
An exceptional book that unites poetry, social history, women's voices and beyond. Order it right now
Evaristo's prose hums with life as characters seem to step off the page fully formed. At turns funny and sad, tender and true, this book deserves to win awards
Brims with vitality
With this rich composition, Evaristo deserves a toast
Masterful... A choral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain
'Girl, Woman, Other is about struggle, but it is also about love, joy and imagination.
Threads together the diverse life stories of 12 black British women in ways that deliberately resist categorisation
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