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LGBTQ Caribbean Pride: Nicole Dennis-Benn on Patsy with Roxane Gay

June 1, 2020 via Crowdcast

The paperback launch celebration of Nicole Dennis-Benn’s character-driven novel Patsy, which explores gender, sexuality, Jamaican life, and diaspora. In pursuit of a life that has more opportunities than she left behind, Patsy moves from Jamaica to New York City, leaving behind her daughter, Tru. Although hundreds of miles and years separate them, they both grapple with queerness, forgiveness, and abandonment. Critically acclaimed author Roxane Gay interviewed Nicole Dennis-Benn. Presented in collaboration with the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival.

Patsy upends the stereotypes of immigrant and gay fiction…[it] continually and subtly defies predictability as it tells a vital and remarkable life story…” —New York Times