Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Ordinary People

Diana Evans

In the euphoric months following Barak Obama's election, two black London couples struggle with their relationships. Set amid the constantly in-motion background of London. Music dominates the novel as every event or conversation is conducted to an accompaniment of Hip Hop, R&B & Rock & Pop music. The 'Ordinary' in the title is not a word I would use for these characters! An optimistic read.

Extract

Michael was hoping that tonight would be similar to a night of around thirteen years ago, in his and Melissa's first months together, when they had returned home from some other party, and oblivious to the new day beginning, the requirement for sleep, had continued the music in the soft silence of the sheets with the mist receding and the light rising and the calling of the birds outside.

Parallels
  • 26A by Diana Evans
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith

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