Here Comes the Sun: A Novel

    • 3.9 • 110 Ratings
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Publisher Description

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Winner of the LAMBDA Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction

Named a Best Book of 2016 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Bustle, San Francisco Chronicle, The Root, BookRiot, Kirkus Reviews, NYLON, Amazon, WBUR's "On Point", the Barnes & Noble Review, and Amazon (Fiction & Literature)

Finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize

Selected for the Grand Prix Litteraire of the Association of Caribbean Writers

Longlisted for the ALA Over the Rainbow Award

Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award

In this radiant, highly anticipated debut, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a maelstrom of change threatens their Jamaican village.

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.

Fiction & Literature
June 6
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Customer Reviews

LLeto7 ,

Deceiving title

This book is extremely well written. The language is beautiful. The way the story is told is hypnotizing--as the writer revealed nugget after nugget of information, I kept thinking of Sheherzade and the 1001 nights. The subject is dark and heavy, though. It's hard to read at times. For this reason, there are few people I can recommend it to. The title is truly misleading--the sun does never seems to arrive in this book. :(

gaby haitiene ,


I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end! Thank you !

NYCReads ,

A must read!

A great book that deals with issues of class, race, sexuality and sensuality with the backdrop of a tropical island. The characters are invested in themselves and each other, and you too, will be become invested in them. Their stories are individually compelling and pull you in further as they become intertwined. Highly recommend!

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