Queenie Jenkins is a 25-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... show more
Queenie Jenkins is a 25-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.
Publish date: 2019-03-19
Publisher: by Gallery/Scout Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
So here's the thing. Some people are not going to like this book. They are going to be upset by how Queenie conducts herself and how messy (she was super messy) her life was and how it's not a good look for a black character. I would argue that is wrong. I don't mind messy books or characters. Those...
Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams, author; Shvorne Marks, narrator Queenie is a troubled young woman of color, from a dysfunctional background. As her character is developed and explored, the author illustrates the racism that not only black women are exposed to, but also touches on the plight of the ...
A special thank you to NetGalley, BookishFirst, Gallery/Scout Press, and Simon & Schuster Canada for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Meet Queenie Jenkins—a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman who is straddling two heritages and trying find her place. She has just been dumped by her long-time ...
This is another astonishing debut, available at your local bookseller for preorder now or on Tuesday. Queenie is having a rough time. Her longtime boyfriend has suggested they go on a 'break' and wants her to move out and find a new place to live, in London, with no notice. She's tired of being ig...