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Queenie

(2019)
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NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN'S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT!

"[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking." - Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You

Bridget Jones's Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she's constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places... including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, "What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?" - all of the questions today's woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.

With "fresh and honest" (Jojo Moyes) prose, Queenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today's world.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Candice Carty-Williams is a fantastic new writer who has written a deliciously funny, characterful, topical, and thrilling novel for our times." - Bernardine Evaristo

"Queenie is the best mate we all want—funny, sharp, and more than a little vulnerable. I loved climbing inside her mind and wish I could have stayed longer. I adored this novel." - Stacey Halls

"Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking." - Jojo Moyes

"Queenie has all the things you want in a debut novel—a startlingly fresh voice, characters you fall in love with from the very first page, and a joyous turn of phrase that makes this book almost impossible to put down. In turns hilariously funny and quietly devastating, Queenie is an important, timely story." - Louise O'Neill

"My favorite novel this year. Queenie is the sort of novel you just can’t stop talking about and want everyone you know to read. Snort your tea out funny one moment and utterly heart breaking the next, (and with the best cast of characters you’ll read all year), I absolutely loved it. I can’t wait to read whatever Candice writes next. If there is anything right in the world, Candice Carty-Williams is going to be a literary superstar." - AJ Pearce

"Hilarious and off the wall and tender." - Nikesh Shukla

"Adorable, funny, heartbreaking. People are going to love it." - Nina Stibbe

"A really special book with much to say about black female identity, sexual politics, group chats, emotional becoming in a way that feels totally unforced. Filthy, funny, and profound." - Sharlene Teo

"This book isn't even out yet and people are talking about it. Written by a new and exciting young woman, it's articulate, brave and, in the new parlance, 'woke.' Funny, wise, and of the moment, this book and this writer are the ones to watch." - Kit de Waal

"So raw and well-written and painfully relatable. It's also clever and funny and has the most glorious cover." - Ruth Ware


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Hardback Editions

April 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
ISBN: 1-4091-8005-0 / 978-1-4091-8005-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
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March 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Queenie (Thorndike Press Large Print African American)
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
ISBN: 1-4328-6235-9 / 978-1-4328-6235-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
ISBN: 1-5011-9601-4 / 978-1-5011-9601-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
ISBN: 1-5011-9602-2 / 978-1-5011-9602-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
ISBN: 1-4091-8006-9 / 978-1-4091-8006-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
Publisher: Orion
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April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
Publisher: Orion
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March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Queenie: A Novel
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
ISBN: 1-5082-7799-0 / 978-1-5082-7799-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
Publisher: Trapeze
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March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Queenie
Author(s): Candice Carty-Williams
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA