Tender and heartfelt, Jade Is a Twisted Green is a meditation on finding yourself and love after unimaginable grief. Told from the rich, unique vibrance of Toronto's Caribbean diaspora, Tanya Turton gifts us with a tale that is bold, meaningful and moving. A sparkling debut novel.
Junauda Petrus-Nasah, author of The Stars and the Blackness Between Them
A deliciously queer narrative, Turton’s storytelling perfectly captures the kinetic energy of Toronto while delivering a coming-of-age journey that hits you in the gut.
Natasha Negovanlis, actress
Jade Is a Twisted Green is full of everything I love most: note-perfect dialogue, unforgettable voice and some of the most beautifully observed, sensory descriptions of Toronto since Dionne Brand's What We All Long For or Catherine Hernandez's Scarborough. Jade Is a Twisted Green is a gorgeous, insightful look into queer relationships and identity, cultural expectations, and complex family relationships. Tanya Turton is a powerful, incredible talent.
Danila Botha, author of For All The Men (and Some of the Women) I've Known
A liberating story about community and grief and discovering what freedom is to you, which challenges the ways Western society looks at self-care, recovery, and relationships today...poignant and meaningful.
The Ampersand Review