Mr. Loverman: A Novel
Narrated By: ,
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: November 2014
Duration: 9 hours 4 minutes
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.
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.
“Evaristo’s confident control of the language; her vibrant use of humor, rhythm, and poetry; and the realistic mix of Caribbean patois with both street and the Queen’s English…fix characters in the reader’s mind.”—New York Times Book Review