The Fat Lady Sings: Black Britain: Writing Back

Author(s): Jacqueline Roy

FICTION

It is the 1990s, and Gloria is living in a London psychiatric ward. She is unapologetically loud, audacious and eternally on the brink of bursting into song. After several months of uninterrupted routine, she is joined by another young black woman - Merle - who is full of silences and fear.Unable to confide in their doctors, they agree to journal their pasts. Whispered into tape recorders and scrawled ferociously at night, the remarkable stories of their lives are revealed.In this tender, deeply-moving depiction of mental health, Roy creates a striking portrait of two women finding strength in their shared vulnerability, as they navigate a system that fails to protect them. Life-affirming and fearlessly hopeful, this is an unforgettable story.

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General Fields

  • : 9780241482698
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.368317
  • : May 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jacqueline Roy
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 304