Queenie Jenkins is one of the best new characters in recent times and will be one of those books that everyone is talking about.
‘Hilarious, compelling, painful, enlightening, honest. I loved it.’ – Dolly Alderton
‘Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking’ – Jojo Moyes
‘Inspirational, funny and wise’ – Kit de Waal
*The most anticipated debut novel of the year*
Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from the one from her long term boyfriend, Tom.
That’s definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Then there’s her boss who doesn’t seem to see her and her Caribbean family who don’t seem to listen (if it’s not Jesus or water rates, they’re not interested).
She’s trying to fit in two worlds that don’t really understand her. It’s no wonder she’s struggling. She was named to be queen of everything.
So why is she finding it so hard to rule her own life?
A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on life, love, race and family, QUEENIE will have you nodding in recognition, crying in solidarity, and rooting for this unforgettable character every step of the way. Perfect for fans of Dolly Alderton, Sally Rooney and Diana Evans, and anyone who loved Fleabag and Dear White People.
Praise for QUEENIE:
‘I was engrossed and loved Queenie – her humour, her pain, her politics, her friends, her family.’ – Diana Evans
‘Candice gives so generously with her joy, pain and humour, that we cannot help but become fully immersed in the life of Queenie – a beautiful and compelling book.’ – Afua Hirsch
*This book has been printed with three different colour cover designs.