Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner)
ISBN: 0802156983
EAN13: 9780802156983
Language: English
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 8.2" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
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WINER OF THE BOKER PRIZE

A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum. --Booker Prize Judges

Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain's colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.

The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London's funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley's former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole's mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her Read More chevron_right

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   Used book sold as new?
The back pages are uneven, it looks like they were cut by an animal's teeth, Hollingworth said. The cover is a single file, so is the back. I've bought used books that looked better than this, and this was advertised as new. I am positive it isn’t true. Overall, I would rate this experience 4 1/2 stars.
 
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   I returned it. Didn't even read the first 25%. I think this is the first book I've ever returned.
No capital letters at the beginning of the sentences, he said. No period of time will be repeated in this case, Mr. Rule told the judge. No quotation marks are used in this video. Also, I found it boring - the content wasn't worth the time it took to decipher what the heck she was trying to write. Yes, I have returned the book. It was a total blast, until I met the book. It's truly not cute or trendy, and it's annoying.
 
5
   Depth of characters
A great book. Such a short chapter about each one says a lot about the character development of the other. Each person has a unique story to tell, and the connections and perspectives each person has are so neat to unravel.
 
5
   Wow. Just wow.
Hand-embroidered in a patchwork of motifs, this is a work of fiction. Each patch is unique, each one fitting beautifully with the rest of the game. A very nice gesture of uncharacteristic compassion.
 
5
   Very good read
Brand new challenges for Dynegy. Each section has a different character and each fills out others.
 
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   A 400 page gimmick
EL James, who heads the fiction unit at the Royal Academy, is a Booker finalist. This is seriously disturbing," said Blair Nissen, executive vice president of music for AOL Europe. In fact, I think people like books more because they think they're supposed to read them. Like a kind of woke free verse no punctuation or caps, Saul's book is written as if it were a book of fragmented thoughts broken for you, extra meaning. Its thoughts are thin, superficial, and not revelatory in any way. It's great to see the book, but I wish I'd looked inside before buying it.
 
5
   Masterful
Loved the book, Simon. Great characters and skillfully woven story about women of all ages and differs background s woven together by masters of the craft.
 
5
   Hadn't been captivated by a book in a long time. MUST READ.
What a difference a year makes, Gillian said of the book. It took me a few pages to get used to it, but once I understood, I couldn't put it down. The author managed to interconnect the stories through time, creating a truly unique and beautiful hybrid. The book is so humane and so real that it may pass as a work of fiction, Rodale said. It's great to have a product that I can recommend to all my friends.
 
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   Well, I did keep reading!
It's a fashionable pain, Raymond said. What a drag! One of those diagrams showing connections might have been useful, although I guess that the novel is mostly about figuring out those connections, so maybe not. By the time I got to the last curlicuue, I was tired and annoyed. Some of the jokes were a tad too far, but also had some of the contemporary references. It was too long, Tunick said.
 
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   Loved the disparate and powerful stories
While some reviewers said they were confused by the way the different women's lives were interwoven in this book, I thought it was a great technique and reflected how real life works for people who are stretching their boundaries and connected to different parts of the world. Mr Hughes added that although the stories were not necessarily reflective of the UK, they could be set in many countries with a diverse population that includes significant immigration from Africa, the Middle East or Far East. Although I had some localized insider familiarity with the neighborhoods of London and areas of the country that I would have missed not knowing much about, it didnt detract from the read and made it even more enjoyable for those more familiar. While exploring the lives of lesbians of color, I found the stories and thus all the more powerful about women's struggles generally.
 
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