Hana's Staff Pick for June: “I haven’t stopped talking about this book since I finished it! So honest and intimate – a beautiful (and heartbreaking) portrayal of adulthood, marriage and Black Britishness. I loved the South London setting and the soundtrack was just heavenly…be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify!”
Set against the backdrop of Barack Obama's historic election victory, Ordinary People is an intimate, immersive study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and aging, and the fragile architecture of love.
Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning. Melissa has a new baby and doesn’t want to let it change her.
Damian has lost his father and intends not to let it get to him. Michael is still in love with Melissa but can’t quite get close enough to her to stay faithful. Stephanie just wants to live a normal, happy life on the commuter belt with Damian and their three children but his bereavement is getting in the way.
Set in London to an exhilarating soundtrack, Ordinary People is an intimate study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and ageing, and the fragile architecture of love.
Paperback; 336 pages; 248g;