By Bernardine Evaristo
I absolutely loved this book. It is the interwoven life stories of various women, with a beautiful twist at the end that had tears running down my cheeks.
What I loved about it particularly is that it is compelling and readable and yet within that manages to incorporate themes of love, race, identity, sexuality, culture… the breadth and scope is vast, and yet the stories are intimate, familiar, accessible and very readable.
I think it’s also a book that will stand the test of time and become a classic as it gives such a wonderful glimpse into a particular time and place, just like those great nineteenth century novels, whilst also addressing universal human themes. I am going to keep my copy on the shelf, that’s for sure.