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***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020*
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
This is Britain as you've never read it.
This is Britain as it has never been told.
From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .
'Masterful . . . A choral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain' Elle
'Ambitious, flowing and all-encompassing, an offbeat narrative that'll leave your mind in an invigorated whirl... [It] unites poetry, social history, women's voices and beyond.' Stylist
'Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life' Ali Smith, author of How to be both
'Sparkling, inventive' Sunday Times
'Funny, sad, tender and true, deserves to win awards' Red
'Brims with vitality' Financial Times
'Exceptional. You have to order it right now' Stylist
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019
© Bernardine Evaristo 2019 (P) Penguin Audio 2019
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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