A New York Times Notable Book of the YearWinner of the LAMBDA Literary Award for Lesbian FictionNamed a Best Book of 2016 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Bustle, San Francisco Chronicle, The Root, BookRiot, Kirkus Reviews, NYLON, Amazon, WBUR's "On Point", the Barnes & Noble Review, and Amazon (Fiction & Literature)Finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award and the Center for Fiction's First Novel PrizeSelected for the Grand Prix Litteraire of the Association of Caribbean WritersLonglisted for the ALA Over the Rainbow AwardLonglisted for the Dublin Literary Award
In this radiant, highly anticipated debut, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a maelstrom of change threatens their Jamaican village.
An Amazon Best Book of July 2016: Here Comes the Sun is a brilliant, gut-punch of a debut novel. Set on the white sand beaches, resorts and shacks of Jamaica, Nicole Dennis-Benn tells the story of four Jamaican women as they struggle to find their independence amidst the sprawling resorts that both provide and threaten their livelihood. Margot is brash and brawny. She works at a hotel, hustling to ensure the guests are attended to—in all manners of speaking. Her younger sister, Thandi. struggles with her identity as a black woman in a school full of white wealthy students. Their mother, Delores, is as unforgiving as she is brutal and her decisions will break your heart, as they did her daughter’s. And then there’s Verdene, a smart ostracized gay woman who is vilified for her sexuality. I fell hard for these characters – for their defiance and vulnerability, for their grit and morally ambiguous choices – and for the island-life that Nicole Dennis-Benn has captured. You can almost feel the hot stick of the sun while reading, the sweat of work and the incongruities of wealth and power, sexuality and love. Here Comes the Sun is a bright story about the dark side of tourism, sex and relationships, of getting ahead...And you will tan from its rays. --Al Woodworth, The Amazon Book Review
First off, we promise to treat you the way we would want to be treated. We would love for you to go on this venture with us as our store opens, and hopefully continues to grow. There won't ever be an experience like an in-store experience, especially when that experience involves entertainment! Our in-store atmosphere is only rivaled by our in-store products. A lot of the things you loved about the old Hastings Entertainment Superstore, you will still be able to find at Hastings Toys and More! We will also offer special in-store events as well from gaming events, to special release parties celebrating everything entertainment!
Kandi & Jerry Bostic
Thank you everyone for visiting our site, and eventually our store. I, Jerry, worked and managed the old Hastings in Ardmore for 11 years from 1999-2010. After leaving in 2010, Hastings never left my heart, or how I went about managing other things throughout the course of the last 11 years. I have so many memories of the store that I can't imagine going back into retail in this fashion and not paying homage to the brand that taught me so much about managing and life. Sharing this venture with my significant other is a dream come true, and we can't wait to show you what we believe Hastings would look like in 2021 and beyond, through Hastings Toys and more!
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