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Breanne Mc Ivor

Breanne Mc Ivor is an award-winning writer. Her short story collection, Where There Are Monsters, was published in 2019. Mc Ivor holds degrees in English from the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh and has a certificate in Advanced Professional Makeup Artistry. She lives in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago. The God of Good Looks is her debut novel.

from The God of Good Looks

Bianca Bridge, the protagonist of The God of Good Looks, is a young aspiring writer whose literary prospects disappear once her affair with a married politician is exposed. Shunned by the elite circle she was raised in, she agrees to take a position at a beauty magazine run by Obadiah Courtland, a makeup artist known for his cutting remarks. Mc Ivor deftly uses these two characters, each born occupying opposite positions in Trinidad's rigid class hierarchy, to explore the facades people need to create in order to succeed in the face of systematic negligence and oppression and the courage it takes to tear them down.


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SEPT 2023

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