People Person by Candice Carty-Williams – a propulsive story of heart, humour and homecoming
More about the book!
People Person by Candice Carty-Williams is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
From the bestselling author of Queenie comes a propulsive story of heart, humour, homecoming.
‘People Person is a triumph.’ – Caleb Azumah Nelson
‘Wonderful.’ – Marian Keyes
‘I loved it.’ – Sara Collins
If you could choose your family …
You wouldn’t choose the Penningtons.
‘The truest meaning of family you can get when your dad loves his jeep more than he loves his children.’
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.
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.