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People Person : From the bestselling author of Queenie and the writer of BBC s Champion - Candice Carty-Williams

People Person

From the bestselling author of Queenie and the writer of BBC s Champion

By: Candice Carty-Williams

Paperback | 26 April 2022 | Edition Number 1

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of QUEENIE comes a propulsive story of heart, humour, homecoming, and about the truest meaning of family you can get when your dad loves his jeep more than he loves his children.

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY...

YOU WOULDN'T CHOOSE THE PENNINGTONS.


Dimple Pennington knew of her half siblings, but she didn't really know them. Five people who don't have anything in common except for faint memories of being driven through Brixton in their dad's gold jeep, and some pretty complex abandonment issues. Dimple has bigger things to think about. She's thirty, and her life isn't really going anywhere. An aspiring lifestyle influencer with a terrible and wayward boyfriend, Dimple's life has shrunk to the size of a phone screen. And despite a small but loyal following, she's never felt more alone in her life. That is, until a catastrophic event brings her half siblings Nikisha, Danny, Lizzie and Prynce crashing back into her life. And when they're all forced to reconnect with Cyril Pennington, the absent father they never really knew, things get even more complicated.

About the Author

Candice Carty-Williams was born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver and a dyslexic Jamaican-Indian receptionist. She is a journalist, screenwriter, and author of the Sunday Times bestselling Queenie, a book described as 'vital', 'disarmingly honest' and 'boldly political'. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) Short Story Prize, the first inclusive initiative of its kind in book publishing. As a journalist she has written for the Guardian, i-D, Vogue International, every iteration of the Sunday Times, BEAT Magazine, Black Ballad and more.

She will probably always live in South London.
Industry Reviews
Wonderful. It's a warm novel, funny and full of emotional intelligence. The tone is light-hearted, even comic at times, but underneath there's an undertow. I cannot recommend it highly enough. - Marian Keyes

People Person is a portrait of a family that is as poignant as it is hilarious. It had me belly-laughing, then picking up my jaw from the floor, then nodding in delighted agreement. I loved it. - Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton

People Person is a triumph. I loved every one of these beautifully rendered characters and I'm sure the world will too. I couldn't put it down. - Caleb Azumah Nelson

People Person is fresh, funny and tender - Candice is the voice British fiction needs. - Pandora Sykes

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