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Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • People • Buzzfeed
A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection
A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection
Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Finalist • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction]
American Library Association • A Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Book (Stonewall Book Awards)
Finalist • Aspen Words Literary Prize
Apple Books • Best Books of the Month
New York Times Book Review • Editors' Choice Selection
Kirkus Reviews • Most Memorable Fictional Families of 2019
Longlisted • The Morning News Tournament of Books
A Rumpus Book Club Selection


A beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love from award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn.


Heralded for writing "deeply memorable . . . women" (Jennifer Senior, New York Times), Nicole Dennis-Benn introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine for our times: the eponymous Patsy, who leaves her young daughter behind in Jamaica to follow Cicely, her oldest friend, to New York. Beating with the pulse of a long-withheld confession and peppered with lilting patois, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to love whomever she chooses, bravely putting herself first. But to survive as an undocumented immigrant, Patsy is forced to work as a nanny, while back in Jamaica her daughter, Tru, ironically struggles to understand why she was left behind. Greeted with international critical acclaim from readers who, at last, saw themselves represented in Patsy, this astonishing novel "fills a literary void with compassion, complexity and tenderness" (Joshunda Sanders, Time), offering up a vital portrait of the chasms between selfhood and motherhood, the American dream and reality.
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Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • People • Buzzfeed
A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection
A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection
Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Finalist • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction]
American Library Association • A Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Book (Stonewall Book Awards)
Finalist • Aspen Words Literary Prize
Apple Books • Best Books of the Month
New York Times Book Review • Editors' Choice Selection
Kirkus Reviews • Most Memorable Fictional Families of 2019
Longlisted • The Morning News Tournament of Books
A Rumpus Book Club Selection

A beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love from award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn.

Heralded for writing "deeply memorable . . . women" (Jennifer Senior, New York Times), Nicole Dennis-Benn introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine for our times: the eponymous Patsy, who leaves her young daughter behind in Jamaica to follow Cicely, her oldest friend, to New York. Beating with the pulse of a long-withheld confession and peppered with lilting patois, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to love whomever she chooses, bravely putting herself first. But to survive as an undocumented immigrant, Patsy is forced to work as a nanny, while back in Jamaica her daughter, Tru, ironically struggles to understand why she was left behind. Greeted with international critical acclaim from readers who, at last, saw themselves represented in Patsy, this astonishing novel "fills a literary void with compassion, complexity and tenderness" (Joshunda Sanders, Time), offering up a vital portrait of the chasms between selfhood and motherhood, the American dream and reality.
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subject_facetDomestic fiction
Immigrants -- Fiction
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Jamaicans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Self-realization in women -- Fiction
Sexual minorities -- Fiction
Women -- Jamaica -- Fiction
title_displayPatsy : a novel
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Patsy : a novel [electronic resource] / Nicole Dennis-Benn
Patsy A Novel
title_shortPatsy
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topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
Fiction
Immigrants
Jamaicans
Literature
Mothers and daughters
Self-realization in women
Sexual minorities
Women