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This review is from: Mr Loverman (Paperback)
Barrington Walker is an elderly man leadings a double life. He is originally from Antigua but he settled in Hackney fifty years ago soon after getting married. Barry is a flamboyant character proud of his fifties retro style. Barry is a husband, father and grandfather - but he is also secretly homosexual, and he's had a lover for the last 60 years, his childhood friend and the love of his life, Morris.
Due to his conservative background, Barry has never been able to be himself and he has not been able to love Morris openly. He resents his deeply religious wife and the wider family because of it. However, as the story unravels, Barry becomes more aware of all the people that he has hurt as a consequence of his selfish and sometimes cowardly decisions. He becomes more humble and more ready to accept his own faults.
I really enjoyed Mr Loverman. It's a beautifully written book and very touching. It is also hilarious! I really enjoyed the way Barry plays with language and uses the patois lingo. His metaphors are the funniest thing! The characters are deep, complex and very real.