The Resource Patsy

Patsy

Label
Patsy
Title
Patsy
Creator
Subject
Summary
Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • People • Buzzfeed A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Finalist • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction] American Library Association • A Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Book (Stonewall Book Awards) Finalist • Aspen Words Literary Prize Apple Books • Best Books of the Month New York Times Book Review • Editors' Choice Selection Kirkus Reviews • Most Memorable Fictional Families of 2019 Longlisted • The Morning News Tournament of Books A Rumpus Book Club Selection A beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love from award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn. Heralded for writing "deeply memorable . . . women" (Jennifer Senior, New York Times), Nicole Dennis-Benn introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine for our times: the eponymous Patsy, who leaves her young daughter behind in Jamaica to follow Cicely, her oldest friend, to New York. Beating with the pulse of a long-withheld confession and peppered with lilting patois, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to love whomever she chooses, bravely putting herself first. But to survive as an undocumented immigrant, Patsy is forced to work as a nanny, while back in Jamaica her daughter, Tru, ironically struggles to understand why she was left behind. Greeted with international critical acclaim from readers who, at last, saw themselves represented in Patsy, this astonishing novel "fills a literary void with compassion, complexity and tenderness" (Joshunda Sanders, Time), offering up a vital portrait of the chasms between selfhood and motherhood, the American dream and reality
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Dennis-Benn, Nicole
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Patsy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:044b2154-cc72-4bb1-96ff-93f568703525
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781631495649
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Patsy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:044b2154-cc72-4bb1-96ff-93f568703525
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781631495649
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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