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Mr Loverman By Bernardine Evaristo

Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo

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Summary

French Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney since the sixties. Barrington is a husband, father and grandfather - but he is also secretly homosexual, lovers with his great childhood friend, Morris.

Mr Loverman Summary

Mr Loverman: From the Booker prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER

'[Mr Loverman is] Brokeback Mountain with ackee and saltfish and old people' Dawn French

WINNER OF THE JERWOOD FICTION UNCOVERED PRIZE 2014 and FERRO GRUMLEY AWARD FOR LGBT FICTION 2015

Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney since the sixties. A flamboyant, wise-cracking local character with a dapper taste in retro suits and a fondness for quoting Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father and grandfather - but he is also secretly homosexual, lovers with his great childhood friend, Morris.

His deeply religious and disappointed wife, Carmel, thinks he sleeps with other women. When their marriage goes into meltdown, Barrington wants to divorce Carmel and live with Morris, but after a lifetime of fear and deception, will he manage to break away?

Mr Loverman is a ground-breaking exploration of Britain's older Caribbean community, which explodes cultural myths and fallacies and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves.

Mr Loverman Reviews

Mr Loverman is hilarious, poignant, clever, controversial and courageous in equal measure. Loved, loved, loved it! -- Dawn French A brave and important story ... I enjoyed it enormously -- Jonathan Kemp, author of London Triptych Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life -- Ali Smith An undeniably bold and energetic writer, whose world view is anything but one-dimensional Sunday Times This riproaring, full-bodied riff on sex, secrecy and family is Bernardine Evaristo's seventh book. If you don't yet know her work, you should - she says things about modern Britain that no one else does -- Maggie Gee Guardian Evaristo has a lot going on in this unusual urban romance, but beneath her careful study of race and sexuality is a beautiful love story. Not many writers could have two old men having sexual intercourse in a bedsit to a soundtrack of Shabba Ranks's Mr Loverman and save it from bad taste, much less make it sublime. But the hero of this book, and his canny creator, make everything taste just fine Daily Telegraph A pacey fable about summoning both the daring and the art to live a truthful life ... her writing simply fizzes with musical energy Express A brilliant study of great characters in modern London Independent Funny, brave ... I loved Mr Loverman -- Ian Thomson Spectator Transforms our often narrow perceptions of gay men in England ... Comical, agonising and, ultimately, moving Independent Heartbreaking yet witty, this is a story that needed to be told -- Jackie Kay Observer

About Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is the Anglo-Nigerian award-winning author of several books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora: past, present, real, imagined. Her novel Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize in 2019. Her writing also spans short fiction, reviews, essays, drama and writing for BBC radio. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, London, and Vice Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. She was made an MBE in 2009. As a literary activist for inclusion Bernardine has founded a number of successful initiatives, including Spread the Word writer development agency (1995-ongoing); the Complete Works mentoring scheme for poets of colour (2007-2017) and the Brunel International African Poetry Prize (2012-ongoing).

www.bevaristo.com

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GOR005036926
9780241145784
0241145783
Mr Loverman: From the Booker prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-10-13
320
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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