Patsy - A Novel

Author(s): Nicole Dennis-Benn

Fiction - General | Spectrum - May 2020

When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it's the culmination of years of yearning to be reunited with Cicely, her oldest friend and secret love, who left home years before for the "land of opportunity." Patsy's plans do not include her religious mother or even her young daughter, Tru, both of whom she leaves behind in a bittersweet trail of sadness and relief. But Brooklyn is not at all what Cicely described in her letters, and to survive as an undocumented immigrant, Patsy is forced to work as a bathroom attendant, and ironically, as a nanny. Meanwhile, back in Jamaica, Tru struggles with her own questions of identity and sexuality, grappling every day with what it means to be abandoned by a mother who has no intention of returning. Passionate, moving, and fiercely urgent, Patsy is a haunting depiction of immigration and womanhood, and the silent threads of love stretching across years and oceans.

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General Fields

  • : 9781631495632
  • : Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • : Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • : June 2019
  • : ---length:- '9.25'width:- '6.12'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 400
  • : 400
  • : Nicole Dennis-Benn
  • : Nicole Dennis-Benn
  • : 813/.6
  • : 813/.6
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Hardback