Mr. Loverman By Bernardine Evaristo

Title:  Mr. Loverman
Author:  Bernadine Evaristo
Publisher:  Akashic Books
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"Mr. Loverman" by Bernadine Evaristo was a delightful fiction love read.  I found that the author's narrators were splendid giving you such a touching and well written story that I found hard to put down until the very end.  The cast of characters were very humorous (some) as well memorable, defined and portrayed.  The area of this place in Hackney, London seemed like a place that was describe so very well making you think you were there while you are reading the novel.  Be ready for a read where you will find Mr. Loverman involved in his secrecy of what it really meant for him to be free where we find he lives a double life.  Who would have thought at a man in his seventies, who had been married over fifty years would have this huge secret that would come out the way it did? And just what was that secret? As I was reading thorough this novel I was kept wondering wow, how well this author Ms. Evaristo was putting this out to the reader and doing a good job at it.   I couldn't stop reading just turning the pages to see what was coming next for Mr. Loverman.  Yes, it was somewhat heartbreaking read with a 'full bodied riff on sex, secrecy and family' and yet we will find from the read  when "Mr. Loverman  explodes cultural myths and shows what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves." I felt that "Mr. Loverman" was a good read  and all I can do now is recommend  for you to pick up "Mr. Loverman" and read it for yourself to see what all that has and is going on with this main character.  


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