Author: Carty-Williams Candice
Brand: Gallery/Scout Press
Package Dimensions: 23x207x273
Number Of Pages: 352
Release Date: 05-11-2019
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ONE OF TIME’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019
NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN’S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT!
“[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You
For fans of
I May Destroy You,
a disarmingly honest,
unapologetically black, and undeniably witty debut
novel that will speak to those who have gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.
Queenie Jenkins is a twenty-five-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.
As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.
With “fresh and honest” (Jojo Moyes) prose,
Queenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today’s world.
“Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.”
–Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You
“A must-read novel about sex, selfhood, and the best friendships that get us through it all.”
—Candace Bushnell, bestselling author and creator of Sex and the City
“A book that sneaks up on you… I am hooked.”
–Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist, via Twitter
“Candice Carty-Williams delivers a hilarious roller coaster of a story.”
“[A] brazenly hilarious, tell-it-like-it-is first novel.”
–O, The Oprah Magazine
“Vibrant, confused and honest, Queenie is a relatable heroine for modern times.”
“You’ll likely feel seen while reading this (yes, it’s that relatable), an example of what happens when you go looking for love and find something else instead.”
“Candice Carty-Williams, a young Londoner, has a flair for story-telling that appears effortlessly authentic. Her title character is a woman you both know and cannot forget… Carty-Williams has taken a black woman’s story and made it a story of the age.”
Queenie is a modern-day
Bridget Jones’s Diary, and so much more… [Carty-Williams’] debut reads a lot like its smart, sensitive protagonist: full of flaws and contradictions, and urgently, refreshingly real.”
“[A] hilarious, heart-shattering, deeply lovable novel… Debut author Candice Carty-Williams has created a truly one-of-a-kind heroine in Queenie, whose story is universally relatable without ever flinching in the face of challenging subjects that are more important now than ever. All hail
Queenie, a novel about a young Jamaican British woman trying to find her place in London, in one day. It’s that good.”
“Meet Queenie Jenkins, a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman who works for a London newspaper, is struggling to fit in, is dealing with a breakup, and is making all kinds of questionable decisions. In other words, she’s highly relatable. A must read for ’19.”
“My favorite novel this year.
Queenie is the sort of novel you just can’t stop talking about and want everyone you know to read. Snort your tea out funny one moment and utterly heart breaking the next, (and with the best cast of characters you’ll read all year), I absolutely loved it. I can’t wait to read whatever Candice writes next. If there is anything right in the world, Candice Carty-Williams is going to be a liter