Winning the 2019 Booker Prize, Bernardine's deeply moving and hopeful novel is a group portrait of 12 black women looking for their place in contemporary Britain. In lyrical prose, Evaristo follows Amma, a lesbian playwright; her old friend Shirley, a jaded teacher; Carole, one of Shirley's former students, now a successful investment banker; and Carole's mother Bummi, a cleaner who worries about her daughter's lack of rootedness. From a non-binary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age and race to sexuality and class. Sparklingly witty and richly textured, this novel shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.
Girl Woman Other: A Novel
Author: Bernardine Evaristo.