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↠ Patsy✓ By ☆ Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn algeria – eiyo.us

Patsy A beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love from award winning novelist Nicole Dennis Benn.When Patsy gets her long coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love But Patsy s plans don t include her overzealous, evangelical mother or even her five year old daughter, Tru.Beating with the pulse of a long witheld confession, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to choose herself first not to give a better life to her family back home Patsy leaves Tru behind in a defiant act of self preservation, hoping for a new start where she can be, and love, whomever she wants But when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn, America is not as Cicely s treasured letters described to survive as an undocumented immigrant, she is forced to work as a bathroom attendant and nanny Meanwhile, Tru builds a faltering relationship with her father back in Jamaica, grappling with her own questions of identity and sexuality, and trying desperately to empathize with her mother s decision.Expertly evoking the jittery streets of New York and the languid rhythms of Jamaica, Patsy weaves between the lives of Patsy and Tru in vignettes spanning than a decade as mother and daughter ultimately find a way back to one another. Read Patsy Author Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn – eiyo.us

↠ Patsy✓ By ☆ Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn algeria – eiyo.us
  • Hardcover
  • 426 pages
  • Patsy
  • Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn
  • English
  • 27 February 2017
  • 1631495631

    10 thoughts on “↠ Patsy✓ By ☆ Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn algeria – eiyo.us


  1. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Nicole Dennis Benn s debut novel Here Comes The Sun so much so Patsy was one of my most sought after ARC for 2019.We meet Patsy, a twenty something Jamaican living in Pennyfield what one would call a ghetto Patsy is a government worker, but gets paid so little, she ends up doing some on the side work that is she not too proud about Patsy is the sole breadwinner, but she is hardly able to provide for her daughter Tru and her mother who stopped working after fin I thoroughly enjoyed reading Nicole Dennis Benn s debut novel Here Comes The Sun so much so Patsy was one of my most sought after ARC for 2019.We meet Patsy, a twenty something Jamaican living in Pennyfield what one would call a ghetto Patsy is a government worker, but gets paid so little, she ends up doing some on the side work that is she not too proud about Patsy is the sole breadwinner, but she is hardly able to provide for her daughter Tru and her mother who stopped working after finding the Lord because t...


  2. says:

    Ahhh wow Nicole Dennis Benn s characters and stories are like no other This book was stunning I loved her first novel and I think I loved this one evenI will never forget the characters of Patsy and her ...


  3. says:

    Patsy is a sensual, thoughtful perusal through the layers of womanhood, of race, of class, of gender, and of nostalgia for a home and for people that no longer exist as time passes.Dennis Benn s writing is mesmerizing and colorful As the reader is transported back and forth from Brooklyn to Jamaica, the different emotions and moods the places evoke are palpable.Patsy s hometown in Jamaica is poor if she stays ther...


  4. says:

    Wow, the words epic saga certainly fit this book it is so rich in detail, both imagery wise and plot wise, that I almost feel like I have a hangover from it Like Dennis Benn s previous novel, there are a huge array of characters here, all of whom are flawed but sympathetic, which is no easy feat And despite the number of characters, I didn t feel lost as to who was who also not easy to pull off.The mother daughter duo at the center of the story are so well realized and so beautifully gende Wow, the words epic saga certainly fit this book it is so rich in detail, both imagery wise and plot wise, that I almost feel like I have a hangover from it Like Dennis Benn s previous novel, there are a huge array of characters here, all of whom are flawed but sympathetic, which is no easy feat And despite the number of characters, I didn t feel lost as to who was who also not easy to pull off.The mother daughter duo at the center of the story are so well realized and so beautifully gender sexuality nonconforming that I shed some tears of joy at the representation I wholeheartedly recommend this book based on that alone, but their parallel stories are ...


  5. says:

    Many thanks to NetGalley and W.W Norton Publishing for gifting me with an ARC of Nicole Dennis Benn s new novel, Patsy Below is my unbiased review in exchange for the ARC.Patsy is an immersive story of heartache, longing, doubt and acceptance A story about motherhood and immigration, expectations and reality Patsy leaves behind her young daughter, Tru when she is able to secure a tourist visa to America But unbeknownst to Tru, Patsy has no plans to return Patsy believes all her dreams and Many thanks to NetGalley and W.W Norton Publishing for gifting me with an ARC of Nicole Dennis Benn s new novel, Patsy Below is my unbiased review in exchange for the ARC.Patsy is an immersive story of heartache, longing, doubt and acceptance A story about motherhood and immigration, expectations and reality Patsy leaves behind her young daughter, Tru when she is able to secure a tourist visa to America But unbeknownst to Tru, Patsy has no plans to return Patsy believes all her dreams and possibilities await her in the...


  6. says:

    Heartwrenching and wise A young mother leaves behind her country and child to pursue a life she can only imagine in her dreams Patsy follows her childhood friend to NY but things are much harder than she anticipa...


  7. says:

    This is a book about searching for and being true to your authentic self, even in the face of deprivation, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, even in the absence of privilege It is also a book about how motherhood both as a mother and the mothered can and does change everything Dennis Benn s Patsy is honest and the story feels heartbreakingly true It is a must read for anyone who wants to better understand t...


  8. says:

    Patsy abandons her daughter and mother to come to the United States to seek a long lost love Things in the states are so much harder and different then she imagines In return, she finds struggle and loneliness as she tries to survive as an undocumented worker Meanwhile, her daughter is lost and confused and tries to...


  9. says:

    This is a good one The story is engaging, the writing is clean, and it s definitely fresh Moving and memorable.


  10. says:

    Via my book blog at and Tru, are the mother and daughter in alternate chapters of this heartbreaking story of chasing a dream of love and freedom from Jamaica to Brooklyn Patsy s childhood was rough, and she decided at a young age that she would get a visa to go to New York to be with her best friend, Cicely After several attempts, Patsy wins her coveted prize and plans for her trip Patsy s determination overrides her guilt of leaving her daughter, T Via my book blog at and Tru, are the mother and daughter in alternate chapters of this heartbreaking story of chasing a dream of love and freedom from Jamaica to Brooklyn Patsy s childhood was rough, and she decided at a young age that she would get a visa to go to New York to be with her best friend, Cicely After several attempts, Patsy wins her coveted prize and plans for her trip Patsy s determination overrides her guilt of leaving her daughter, Tru, behind She decides that Tru will have a better life with her father, a policeman who is married with other childrenTru s devastation of feeling abandoned by her mother lasts for a very long time Patsy doesn t give it much thought as she is sure that she will make enough money to send to her daughter and her mother Naturally, life rarely turns out the way we plan it to in our hopes and dreams.Both Patsy and Tru live through many years of heartbreak, loneliness...

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