Girl, Woman, Other

Winner of the Booker Prize 2019

Bernardine Evaristo

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***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020*

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2020

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Exceptional. You have to order it right now' Stylist

This is Britain as you've never read it.
This is Britain as it has never been told.

From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .

'Masterful . . . A choral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain' Elle

'Ambitious, flowing and all-encompassing, an offbeat narrative that'll leave your mind in an invigorated whirl... [It] unites poetry, social history, women's voices and beyond.' Stylist

'Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life' Ali Smith, author of How to be both

'Sparkling, inventive' Sunday Times

'Funny, sad, tender and true, deserves to win awards' Red

'Brims with vitality' Financial Times

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 464
Erscheinungsdatum 05.03.2020
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-241-98499-4
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,6/13/3,3 cm
Gewicht 330 g
Verkaufsrang 10

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Fascinating
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Trüllikon am 13.07.2020
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This novel tells the story of twelve individual women with such different life stories in a compelling and unique way - a must-read for any person wishing to explore UK-feminism of the 20th century

Bernardine Evaristo - Girl, Woman, Other
von Miss.mesmerized am 31.10.2019
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Twelve different women, twelve different fates. Bernardine Evaristo was awarded the Man Booker Prize 2019 for her novel which does not have a real plot with an all-embracing story but for each of the main characters offers a short insight in their life often at crucial turning point. Their stories overlap, are often cleverly int... Twelve different women, twelve different fates. Bernardine Evaristo was awarded the Man Booker Prize 2019 for her novel which does not have a real plot with an all-embracing story but for each of the main characters offers a short insight in their life often at crucial turning point. Their stories overlap, are often cleverly intertwined. What they share is the fact that they address fundamental topics: first of all, I’d say “Girl, Woman, Other“ is a feminist novel since the cause of the woman in modern England, mostly the black woman, is the central topic. Apart from this, relationships, sexuality and gender identity are tackled as well as politics and what it means to be successful. “His bredren and sistren could damned well speak up for themselves. Why should he carry the burden of representation when it will only hold him back? White people are only required to represent themselves, not an entire race.” What does it mean to be different? To be black or brown in a predominantly white community. To be homosexual or gender fluid in a primarily heterosexual society. To be a working woman when women are supposed to stay at home to take care of the children and the household. Even when the point of disdain has been overcome, the problems and strange reactions have not necessarily and quite often, the singular example who enters a new community has to represent a whole group and loses his or her individuality. What the characters unites is to differ from the mainstream which does not go unnoticed and uncommented. Most of them go through a tough time which leaves them stronger and makes it easy to empathise with them. The characters are complex, their lives are complicated and at the end of their chapter, they are not the same person they were at the beginning. Which also offers the reader the chance to leave their stand point and to change perspective on certain topics. The novel is full of life and with the award, the spotlight has been turned on to black female and queer literature which have been awfully underrepresented in literary discussion. This is surely one of the strongest novels of 2019 since it contributes to the ongoing public discourse.


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