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Mr. Loverman
Mr. Loverman | Bernardine Evaristo
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Barrington Jedidiah Walker is 74 and leads a double life. A flamboyant, wisecracking character with a dapper taste in retro suits and a fondness for Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father, grandfatherand also secretly gay, lovers with his childhood friend, Morris. With an abundance of laugh-out-loud humor and wit, Evaristo explodes cultural myths and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves. Simultaneous.
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sophierayton
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Evaristo is a new author to me, I heard about through the Booker Prize and thought I'd see what she'd written previously.
This is a book like no other, and is funny, heartwarming and real. I whizzed through it as it was so enjoyable. I'm looking forward to reading this author's other works.

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Tonton
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My last quiet day as project starts tomorrow through 9/2, no days off. Finishing up this fabulous West Indian Brokeback Mountain featuring roguish Barry and his friend since they were boys in Antigua, Morris. They live in London, deeply closeted. Barry‘s marriage to Carmel is about to implode and he dares to think he and Morris, now in their 70‘s, can live together.. s‘wonderful.

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AlaMich
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I definitely recommend this story about a man in his 70s finally deciding if he can upend his life and leave his marriage for the man he‘s loved for 50+ years. I loved the ending because it wasn‘t too pat. The two readers were excellent with the accents of the Caribbean characters and added a great deal to the story.
#audiobooks
#readharder2018
#colonialorpostcolonialfiction

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AlaMich
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This is an interesting find that I discovered and downloaded from Audible yesterday. It‘s about a married man from Antigua in his 70s, living in London and carrying on a relationship with his (male) boyhood chum for over 50 years. He is trying to make his peace with being gay and to find a way to live the rest of his years with the person he loves. The audio is great, lots of humor. I‘m really enjoying it so far. #lgbtq

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RealLifeReading
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74yo Barry is not your typical protagonist. Originally from Antigua, he lives in London with his wife and they have two grown daughters and a grandchild. But Barry has been keeping a secret (or at least he thinks it's a secret) for decades - he and Morris are lovers. An entertaining funny read but also a soul-searching one as we consider the effects this man's decisions have on his family through the years.

RealLifeReading And also for #pop2018 - LGBTQ+ protagonist 2y
Buddys_Momma I loved this book—thinking about reading again this year!! 2y
Cinfhen Sounds like a poignant read...congrats on completing a prompt!!! 2y
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you look up at the diamanté sky, stretching yonder into infinity

you wonder if you goin' miss it when you travel and then you correct yourself: you taking the sky with you to England, Sweet Girl, sky's not goin' nowhere you're not

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RealLifeReading
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A half-slice of triple chocolate cake (it's really Nigella's Quadruple Chocolate cake but without the chocolate shards on top) to ready myself for morning drop-off on a very wet back-to-school Monday. Have a great week ahead you guys!

Kalalalatja Looks and sounds delicious 😋 2y
Susanita Now I want chocolate cake! 2y
niha923 yum! 😍 2y
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RealLifeReading
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Dinner (ribs, coleslaw and Israeli couscous) and a great read. If anyone's looking for a book with an elderly gay protagonist (i.e. to fill certain categories for challenges) this one's for you!

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MPL
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Our Deep Cover book club is reading Mr. Loverman this month! Available on eBook and eAudiobook from hoopla with your MPL card.

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ForReadingAddicts
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I'm also a fan of the spoken word and always have an audio book on the go. This month's listen has been Mr Loverman by Bernadine Evanisto narrated (brilliantly) by James Goode. It's the story of 74 year old Barrington Walker from Antigua. Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measures, highly recommended. ~Jacqui

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BooksGirlsCats
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I love Barry. So filthy and self-assured despite his old knees.

#diverseathon #recommendsday #lgbtq

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BooksGirlsCats
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Somehow this flips between funny (and filthy) and heartbreaking all in a few pages.

#diverseathon #recommendsday #lgbtq

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BooksGirlsCats
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Go Barry! Good for you 😉😉

#diverseathon #recommendsday #lgbtq

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BooksGirlsCats
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For men who are so desperately in love, these guys bicker CONSTANTLY 😂😂

#diverseathon #recommendsday #lgbtq

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I'm excited to #recommendsday this book! Barrington is 74 and "a flamboyant, wise cracking character with a dapper taste in retro suits". And he's in love with Morris.
Excellent writing, funny and frustrating and moving and some excellent quotes (coming up!)

#diverseathon #lgbtq

Kitta Would also highly recommend this! It's fantastic. 😍 3y
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