Diaspora Dialogues Presents Tanya Turton - Dundurn

Diaspora Dialogues Presents Tanya Turton

Join us for an exciting live conversation with Tanya Turton who will discuss her new release Jade Is a Twisted Green. Tanya will be in conversation with Fiona Raye Clarke at Evergreen Brickworks as part of Word on the Street.

Jade Is a Twisted Green by Tanya Turton

For readers of Queenie and Honey Girl, a coming-of-age story about queer Black identity, love, passion, chosen family, and rediscovering life’s pleasures after loss.

Jade Brown, a twenty-four-year-old first-generation Jamaican woman living in Toronto, must find a way to pick up the pieces and discover who she is following the mysterious death of her twin sister.

Grappling with her grief, Jade seeks solace in lovers and friends during an array of hilarious and heartbreaking adventures. As she investigates some of life’s most frustrating paradoxes, she holds tight to old friends and her ex-girlfriend, lifelines between past and present. On the journey to turning twenty-five, she finally sees that she belongs to herself, and goes about the business of reclaiming that self.

Through a series of whirlwind love affairs, parties, and trips abroad, Jade stumbles toward relinquishing the weight of her trauma as she fully comes into her own as a young Black woman and writer. A RARE MACHINES BOOK