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Kerry Young is a stand alone talent in the new emerging generation of writers from the Caribbean region. Her stories are gritty and also funny and very real. Read her if you want to know about the Caribbean. Kerry Young is unique (Monique Roffey, winner of the OCM BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Literature)
Gloria is a brilliant, observant, sometimes complex read, but with clear and simple messages, it speaks to the feminist and equal rights campaigner in all of us ***** (Western Mail)
A very authentic portrayal of a woman's lot in 1950s, 1960s Jamaica. I fell in love with Gloria and was turning over the pages rapidly, willing her to conquer her situation. A triumph (Alex Wheatle, author of Brenton Brown)
Impressive ... With grace, authenticity and humour, Young lets Jamaica's political history shine through the life story of her charming yet fallible hero. Brilliant (Daily Mail on Pao)
A vivid portrayal ... Kerry Young's heartfelt, sparky and affecting debut novel is a chronicle of multicultural Jamaica, both in its cultural richness and in its strife and tensions (Guardian)
A pacy but absorbing saga of domestic struggle and gangland manoeuvring set against the violent backdrop of postwar Jamaican politics (Independent on Sunday)
Kerry Young tells the absorbing, uplifting story of a young woman's escape from the brutal poverty of rural Jamaica to a new life in the violent world of its capital, Kingston ... Written in the gentle, hypnotic patois and encompassing the birth pangs of Jamaican independence, this is a highly evocative portrait of a country in transition, and of one woman's search for self-awareness and self-respect (Mail on Sunday)
The stunning new novel from the author of the Costa and Commonwealth Prize-shortlisted PaoSee all Product Description
I read this book after reading Pao. It is interesting how the author presents the same characters and same events from two different perspectives. I enjoyed it.Published 3 months ago by Wisal Al Bulushi
Loved this book. Loved Gloria herself. A book that entertains and educates ignorant people like me about Jamaica and its history.Published 12 months ago by mrs l l crompton