Queenie

by Candice Carty-Williams

£8.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of Queenie for collection at Daunt Books Summertown. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.


    Fiction

    Paperback

    9781409180074

    Published by Orion Publishing Co

    Published February 2020

    Books > Fiction

    Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020

    ‘Heartbreaking, funny, fresh and modern all at once’ – Cat at Head Office

    ‘A beautifully emotional, joyful, fist-punching-the-air book’ – Hannah Kate at Liverpool One

    ‘A powerhouse debut novel’ – Martyn at Finchley Road

    Published on a wave of critical acclaim – and breathless enthusiasm from our booksellers – Candice Carty-Williams’ luminous debut is a joy-filled, painfully funny coming-of-age story set in modern Britain. Fabulous but flawed, defiant but vulnerable, Queenie Jenkins is one of the great fictional creations of the twenty-first century, and her story is, by turns, hilariously funny, dramatic and movingly tender.

    Caught between the Jamaican British family who don’t seem to understand her, a job that’s not all it promised and a man she just can’t get over, Queenie’s life seems to be steadily spiralling out of control. Desperately trying to navigate her way through a hot mess of shifting cultures and toxic relationships and emerge with a shred of dignity, her missteps and misadventures will provoke howls of laughter and tears of pity – frequently on the same page.

    Tackling issues as diverse as mental health, race, class and consent with a light yet sure touch, Queenie is refreshingly candid, delightfully compassionate and bracingly real. The perfect fable for a frenetic and confusing time, Carty-Williams’ stellar novel is undoubtedly one of the year’s most exciting debuts and announces its author as a fresh and vibrant new voice in British literature.

    The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter | 9780241985137

    The Whole Truth

    Cara Hunter

    £8.99

    The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronesi | 9781474617482

    The Hummingbird

    Sandro Veronesi

    £8.99

    Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades | 9780008478056

    Brown Girls

    Daphne Palasi Andreades

    £12.99

    Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden | 9781838851224

    Mrs Death Misses Death

    Salena Godden

    £8.99

    The Bear & the Nightingale by Katherine Ardern | 9781785031052

    The Bear & the Nightingale

    Katherine Ardern

    £9.99

    The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk | 9781910695593

    The Books of Jacob

    Olga Tokarczuk

    £20