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Mr. Loverman: A Novel av Bernardine Evaristo
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Mr. Loverman: A Novel (urspr publ 2013; utgåvan 2014)

av Bernardine Evaristo (Författare)

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"Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney, London, for years. A flamboyant character with a fondness for William Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father, grandfather--and also secretly gay. With an abundance of laugh-out-loud humor and wit, Mr. Loverman explodes cultural myths and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves. 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? With an abundance of laugh-out-loud humor and wit, Mr. Loverman explodes cultural myths and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves"--Amazon.com, viewed February 21, 2014.… (mer)
Medlem:DebzG
Titel:Mr. Loverman: A Novel
Författare:Bernardine Evaristo (Författare)
Info:Akashic Books (2019), 322 pages
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A brilliant, thoughtful and entertaining read. The main character, Barry, is living a double life. He is a family man and has a successful business renting property but he loves Morris, not his wife Carmel. Morality runs through this novel and passion and being yourself. It is funny and the stories of the ups and downs of family life work well. It is good to hear Carmel's voice occasionally as well as Barry's. ( )
  CarolKub | Apr 30, 2021 |
On the face of it, we shouldn't feel much sympathy for Barry, the main narrator of this book: he's a closeted gay man who, at the age of seventy-five, still hasn't screwed up his courage to admit to his wife and daughters that he's been sleeping with his best friend, Morris, since they were boys at school together in Antigua more than sixty years ago. Not to mention a long history of casual pick-ups, and cruising the local cemetery back in the day. His chronic deception has led to unhappiness for everyone around him, including himself much of the time, and he's at least dimly aware of that, but he's old and male and stubborn, and he's internalised the homophobia he grew up with, so there's no obvious road out.

But this is — in an odd kind of way — a romantic comedy, and Evaristo cunningly manages to make Barry funny and engaging enough as a narrator to get us on his side (at least for the purposes of the story). We don't necessarily approve of the way he got himself into this bind, but we do sympathise with his efforts to get out of it, and with the often comic difficulties he encounters along the way. It helps, too, that Evaristo switches the narration to Carmel's point of view a couple of times, just to remind us that Barry is an unreliable narrator, and he isn't quite as much in control of the story as he thinks he is.

But perhaps what this is really about is Barry's rich, complex use of language: the man who has grown up ambidextrous in patois and Standard English, has picked up London-West-Indian along the way, and done his evening classes on Shakespeare and psychology and all the rest of it. Evaristo has endless fun with his voice, and of course it works brilliantly as an audiobook. (Except that the narrator has an irritating way of dropping into a dramatic whisper at exactly the point when you're listening out on the street and someone comes past on a moped...). ( )
1 rösta thorold | Nov 16, 2020 |
Growing up gay in 1950s Antigua, Barry Walker had three options: to get married to allay suspicions, commit suicide, or be murdered. Now it's 2010, he's in his seventies and living in London, and he has a fourth option, to leave his wife for the man he has always loved. But will he take it?

This could so easily have been a misery memoir, but wasn't. Barry's joie de vivre was great fun even if I did want to shake him at times for his obliviousness to the damage he'd done to his wife, as much trapped by their sham marriage as he was, and daughters by ignoring one and indulging the other. I still couldn't help rooting for him and hoping it would all work out, though. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Jun 17, 2020 |
Brokeback Mountain via Windrush. That’s pretty much it. The main character gets off far too lightly - and I’m mildly worried by the thought I was supposed to actually like him. ( )
  alexrichman | Aug 11, 2018 |
A wonderfully poignant novel about Barry, a mid-70s Afro-Caribbean male, and his in the closet life, with Morris, his lover of 60+ years, and his disfunctional marriage with Carmel. Both Barry and Carmel draw you into their lives and both are told with humour and pathos. All works out in the end. Uplifting and joyful ( )
  sianpr | Mar 19, 2017 |
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"Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney, London, for years. A flamboyant character with a fondness for William Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father, grandfather--and also secretly gay. With an abundance of laugh-out-loud humor and wit, Mr. Loverman explodes cultural myths and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves. 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? With an abundance of laugh-out-loud humor and wit, Mr. Loverman explodes cultural myths and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves"--Amazon.com, viewed February 21, 2014.

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