by Candice Carty-Williams

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.




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Queenie Jenkins is a twenty-five-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.

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Book Condition

Used – Good




390 pages


April 2, 2009 by Virgin Books, first published in 1971


Fiction, Contemporary, Mental Health


British Book Award for Book of the Year (2020),
Women's Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2020),
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction and for Debut Novel (2019),
Jhalak Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2020),
RUSA CODES Reading List Nominee for Relationship Fiction (2020),
The Diverse Book Award Nominee for Best Adult Book (2020)