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January 2020 > Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel

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Men Blazers (meninblazers) | 26 comments Mod
Bernardine Evaristo, the Anglo-Nigerian writer who shared this years Booker Prize, and for good reason. "Girl, Woman, Other" is a big novel that looks at identity, class, race, and sexuality, the big stuff, as experienced by a dozen of first person fictionalized accounts of women living between England, Africa, Jamaica, and briefly America. It is voiced brilliantly, revilingly in polyphonic majesty. The poetic nature of the writing is so human, so eye opening, one minute heartbreaking and the next hilarious, is what makes it such a riveting and affecting read. It is overwhelming in a magnificent way. It could possibly have been 100 pages and 2 or 3 characters shorter, but when I come to the end of the year and think about the most powerful books I have read in 2020, this will already, definitely be amongst them.
-Rog

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Valerie | 13 comments I finished this book last weekend and loved it. I was shocked to find such a good book on such a sub-optimal book group's list. Sadly, as usual, I agree with Rog.


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