Comparing Queenie to Bridget Jones is a nice shorthand, but it sells the title character a little short. Sure, she's 25, lives in London, and she's going through a messy breakup with her white boyfriend. But Queenie is Jamaican British and her problems are more complicated than the number of cigarettes she's smoking daily or her parents getting divorced. Queenie is smart and timely, funny, and sometimes painful. It addresses feminism, racism, code switching, Black Lives Matter, workplace inequality, and mental health. AND STILL MANAGES TO MAKE YOU LAUGH!
I loved her, despite her flaws, and I loved that her friends did, too. Queenie comes out on the other end with new realizations and better equipped to cope than when she went in. And in 2019, that feels like the best any of us can do.
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Trapeze; 1 edition (11 April 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1409180050
- ISBN-13: 978-1409180050
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 4 x 22.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 558 g
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)