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  • Published: 16 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241145784
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
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Mr Loverman

From the Booker prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other


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A ground-breaking exploration of Britain's older Carribean community, from the Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

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 and in a relationship with his great childhood friend, Morris.

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.

  • Pub date: 16 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241145784
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is the author of Lara, winner of the Emma Best Book Award in 1999, The Emperor's Babe and Soul Tourists. She is a former Poet in Residence at the Museum of London, and her work has been widely anthologized. She won a prestigious Arts Council Writers Award in 2000.

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