Here Comes the Sun

by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Rating: 3 (3 votes)

Tags: Set in Jamaica Female author

Here Comes the Sun

Description:
Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman—fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves—must confront long-hidden scars. From a much-heralded new writer, Here Comes the Sun offers a dramatic glimpse into a vibrant, passionate world most outsiders see simply as paradise.

Reviews:

Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Elizabeth
(2 months ago)
03 Feb, 2024
Paraidise comes at a cost that is served by the locals. This book gives and honest look at upscale resorts being built by wealthy outsides and the effects it has on the people who live in the community. It shows the struggles that comes with making ends meet and the stark differences the locals see from what the tourist see. It was hard to read about the sex work that the main character performs in order to pay the bills and provide for her little sister. The love and hurt the main sister experiences is both inspiring and heart breaking at the same time. There is a look into sexuality and the bigotry and hate the same sex couples experience. This might be trigger for some readers. The discussions felt heartfelt and authentic. Its to say I enjoyed the book (because of how tough the subject matter is to read) but i thought it was well written and I thought the ending was well done.

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Country: Jamaica flag Jamaica
Language: EN
Genre: Adult

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