Top positive review
Listing - Listening
Reviewed in Australia on 27 March 2020
No wonder this was a co-winner of the Booker Prize. This is an extraordinary book -Twelve characters- with intersecting connections their complete lives - lives authentic I must note - provided - with listings of the identifiable features we can all recognise - this class position, this sexual identity, this style and interest - all “fleshed out” with listings and in a beautifully poetic kind of prose. I was laughing at the kind of family tree search now being conducted via swabs of one’s saliva - my brother has recently been describing exactly that kind of result - and as I turned the page finding tears pricking at my eyes with the most moving of conclusions. Brava! Bernardine EVARISTO: Girl, Woman, Other. The judges got this so right!