“A brave, exciting new writer.”
TAYARI JONES, author of SILVER SPARROW and AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE
The raucous, irreverent, and heart wrenching story of a transgender woman’s re-entry into life on the outside after over twenty years in incarceration told over one whirlwind Fourth of July weekend.
Following her involvement in a liquor store robbery during her youth, Carlotta Mercedes has been in a men’s prison for twenty-three years. Now she has finally been released and is heading home to the newly gentrified Brooklyn, re-entering the orbit of her ambivalent son and adjusting to life as a quasi-free woman, restricted by parole rulings and the hostility of contemporary New York. Loosely inspired by James Joyce’s Ulysses, Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta is a stylish, inventive tale of belonging from the author of the PEN/Faulkner Award winner Delicious Foods.
James Hannaham is the award-winning author of Delicious Foods, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. It was selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program, the New York Times’s and Washington Post’s 100 Notable Books of 2015, and was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize. His debut God Says No, was honoured by the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Awards.