Mr Loverman

Mr Loverman

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 29/08/2013
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Mr Loverman
A witty & wonderful character study…
An exploration of Britain’s older Caribbean community - we follow 74 year old Barrington (Barry) Walker. Barry is a husband, father, & grandfather, but ... READ MORE
Gemma Dudley


Treat a loved one to this joyful, big-hearted read from Booker Prize-winning novelist Bernardine Evaristo... Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney since the sixties. A flamboyant, wise-cracking local character with a dapper taste in retro suits and a fondness for quoting Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father and grandfather - but he is also secretly homosexual, lovers with his great childhood friend, Morris. His deeply religious and disappointed wife, Carmel, thinks he sleeps with other women. When their marriage goes into meltdown, Barrington wants to divorce Carmel and live with Morris, but after a lifetime of fear and deception, will he manage to break away? Mr Loverman is a ground-breaking exploration of Britain's older Caribbean community, which explodes cultural myths and fallacies and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241145784
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 225g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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Mr Loverman
Wonderful story!
Read for reading group - we all loved it! The technique used for the different voices was well-applied. As we were all of a 'similar' age to the protagonis... READ MORE
Sue Saunders
Mr Loverman
This is the story of Barrington Jedidiah Walker, or Barry to his friends. 74 years old, Antiguan born and bred, with a flamboyant personality, who is known... READ MORE
Mr Loverman
An exuberant novel set in HACKNEY
Barrington Jedidiah Walker is a larger-than-life 74 year-old dandy, full of erudition and charm, strutting the streets of Hackney like a preening peacock. ... READ MORE
Mr Loverman
A Loveable Rogue
This book was a solid 4 star read for me and I have already been recommending to people looking for more LGBTQ+ reads. The book alternates between chapt... READ MORE