Book Cover Image of Chiaroscuro by Jackie Kay

by Jackie Kay

    Publication Date: Oct 31, 2019
    List Price: $14.95
    Format: Paperback, 80 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781786829740
    Imprint: Oberon Books
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
    Parent Company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    Paperback Description:

    I want to find it all now
    know our names know the others in history
    so many women have been lost at sea
    so many stories have been swept away

    Chiaroscuro: (noun) the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting.

    Aisha, Yomi, Beth and Opal couldn’t be more different, but when Aisha hosts a dinner party, the friends soon discover that they’re all looking for an answer to the same question. Does it lie in Aisha’s childhood? Or in Beth and Opal’s new romance? Who will tell them who they really are?

    What starts out as a friendly conversation between women, soon turns heated when Yomi reveals what she really thinks about Beth and Opal’s relationship.

    A searing, tender look at queer Black womanhood by award-winning writer and Scots Makar Jackie Kay.