People Person: From the bestselling author of Book of the Year Queenie comes a story of heart and humour for 2022
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If you own a well-thumbed copy of Sunday Times bestselling Queenie on your bookshelf, you'll no doubt love People Person. Candice Carty Williams's second novel is a propulsive story of heart, humour, homecoming and what family means when your dad loves his jeep more than his children.
Dimple Pennington never really knew her half-siblings, only sharing faint memories of being driven through Brixton in their dad's gold jeep and some pretty complex abandonment issues. Thirty years old, Dimple's life solely revolves around her small but loyal social media following and her wayward boyfriend. She has never felt more alone.
That is until crisis strikes, forcing Dimple Pennington to reunite not only with her motley assortment of half-siblings but also Cyril Pennington, the absent father they never really knew. What follows is a perceptive portrait of a family that's as poignant as it is hilarious.
With a steady undertow reminding us of the microaggressions black people experience daily, People Person is both a revelation of modern Britain and an arresting, warm, and charming celebration of discovering family as an adult.
About the Author
- Contributor: Candice Carty-Williams
- Imprint: Trapeze
- ISBN13: 9781409180104
- Number of Pages: 368
- Packaged Dimensions: 220x148x38mm
- Packaged Weight: 540
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Release Date: 2022-04-28
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Candice Carty-Williams was born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver and a dyslexic Jamaican-Indian receptionist. She is a journalist, screenwriter, and author of the Sunday Times bestselling Queenie, a book described as 'vital', 'disarmingly honest' and 'boldly political'. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) Short Story Prize, the first inclusive initiative of its kind in book publishing. As a journalist she has written for the Guardian, i-D, Vogue International, every iteration of the Sunday Times, BEAT Magazine, Black Ballad and more. She will probably always live in South London. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @CandiceC_W.