Bernard and the Cloth Monkey by Judith Bryan

Bernard and the Cloth Monkey by Judith BryanBernard and the Cloth Monkey: Black Britain: Writing Back by Judith Bryan, Bernardine Evaristo
ISBN: 0241482682
Published by Penguin on February 4, 2021
Format: Paperback

WINNER OF THE SAGA PRIZE 1997: a literary award for trailblazing new Black British novelists
A shattering portrayal of family, guilt and unshakable bonds as a family's deepest secrets explosively unravel
When Anita finally returns home to London after a long absence, everything has changed. Her father is dead, her mother is away, and she and her sister Beth are alone together for the first time in years.
They share a house. They share a family. They share a past.
Tentatively, they reach out to one another for connection, but the house echoes with words unspoken.
Dazzling and heart-breaking, Bernard and the Cloth Monkey is a searing portrait of family, a rebellion against silence and a testament to the human capacity for survival.
'A quietly outstanding work of fiction . . . an exemplary novel' Bernardine Evaristo

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