Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James Hannaham

Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta is an odyssey of one trans woman’s life as she transitions from being incarcerated to being released.


Carlotta doesn’t have high hopes for her next meeting with the parole board. Much to her surprise, the board grants her release with conditions. Having been incarcerated for over twenty years, NYC looks a lot different than it did previously.

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Carlotta wishes to reconcile with her son; gain her family’s acceptance; try to avoid breaking any of her conditions for parole.

Review of Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta

This is an utterly original story with an unforgettable main character. The writing style is quite unique and allows the reader to enter Carlotta’s mind. It frequently switches from third to first-person without warning, sometimes in the same sentence.

While the story goes from one chaotic scene to the next, it also reveals the harsh realities of the justice system and how difficult it can be to escape its reach. Carlotta is an immensely positive and joyful person but has dealt with a lot of trauma while incarcerated, which she reflects on throughout the novel.

So, I highly recommend this novel. And now I’ll check out the author’s backlist.


My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 30 August 2022

Thank you to Little, Brown and Company for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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