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  • Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams
    Gallery/Scout Press, 9781501196010, March 19, 2019 (Fiction)

     

    “A fresh, staccato-paced novel about a young Jamaican-British woman in London dealing with the tribulations of family, romance, and a career. Carty-Williams paints the city and her characters masterfully with writing that is honest and real. The novel confronts the stereotypes of race head-on with originality and clarity. She is an author to watch.”

    -Lori Feathers, Interabang Books (Dallas, TX)

     

    “As Queenie—a Jamaican-born Londoner—navigates a painful period in her 20s, she wins our hearts. Carty-Williams incisively shows how a struggling and heartbroken young woman, straddling two cultures in a world of image and competition, bravely faces her demons and works her way back to love. Queenie’s fresh and current voice and spirit, her openness and her outrage, will stay with me for a long, long time.”

    -Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books & Cafe (Wichita, KS)

     

    “This is entertainment that smashes expectations of sexuality, gender, and race. For Queenie, a miscarriage is the beginning of a long and painful journey out from under the bell jar, but she inspires with her grit and humor. Queenie is all the more remarkable because of its rich supporting characters. Seldom have I read anything so tremendously funny, and so moving.”

    -Myles Mickle, Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls, VT)

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