Mr Loverman

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by Evaristo, Bernardine | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 320 pages

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From the Booker prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other
by Evaristo, Bernardine | Fiction & related items
Published 29/08/2013 by Penguin Books Ltd in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages

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, lovers with his great childhood friend, Morris. His deeply religious and disappointed wife, Carmel, thinks he sleeps with other women. When their marriage goes into meltdown, Barrington wants to divorce Carmel and live with Morris, but after a lifetime of fear and deception, will he manage to break away? 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.

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