"A moving moral tale for our times." Maggie Harris, winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014
Born and raised by her single mother in a Jamaican ghetto in Kingston, Janice is glad she is moving away to the suburbs, where her mother has found a better job as a housemaid in an affluent household. Eager to go to a new, better school to pursue a university degree, Janice soon finds out that the grass is not always greener. Her new classmates look down on her humble origins and she is compelled to juggle between both worlds while dealing with the woes of growing up and finding one's place in the world.
Written with love and compassion, Janice is a beautiful novel about those who find themselves trapped between who they used to be and the sort of person they would like to become.< /div>