Here Comes the Sun: A Novel

Nicole Dennis-Benn
In this radiant, highly anticipated debut, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a maelstrom of change threatens their Jamaican village.A New York Times Cool Reads for Hot Days PickOne of BBC’s Ten New Beach Reads to DevourA Publishers Weekly Writer to WatchA Cosmo Reads selection for JulyMarie Claire What We’re Reading ListOne of Elle’s 19 Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking AboutOne of Bustle’s 73 New Summer Books to Enjoy on Your Warm Weather Adventures 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.


Reviewed: 2017-10-31
I liked this book. I'd didn't like the storyline concerning the lesbian relationship, but I did like how the book explained the backstory showing how each character's experience leading up to where they were at present. The author didn't give it all to you at once, but rather shared bits and pieces of their past little by little. I also liked the patios Jamaican language throughout the book. It added to the experience, making you feel you really were in Jamaica, without being too distracting. I wish the ending tied up the loose ends better than it did. And the end of the book definitely moved at a faster pace than the beginning, but overall, I liked it. I'll look for more books by this author.
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