Freshwater

February 23, 2018|
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
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A National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Honoree
Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel
Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
ANew York Times Notable Book

One of the most highly praised novels of the year, the debut from an astonishing young writer,Freshwater tells the story of Ada, an unusual child who is a source of deep concern to her southern Nigerian family. Young Ada is troubled, prone to violent fits. Born “with one foot on the other side,” she begins to develop separate selves within her as she grows into adulthood. And when she travels to America for college, a traumatic event on campus crystallizes the selves into something powerful and potentially dangerous, making Ada fade into the background of her own mind as these alters—now protective, now hedonistic—move into control. Written with stylistic brilliance and based in the author’s realities,Freshwater dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace.

Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and artist based in liminal spaces. Born and raised in Nigeria, they received their MPA from New York University and was awarded a 2015 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship. They won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa. Their work has been published in various literary magazines, in...
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Title:Freshwater
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.98 in
Published:February 23, 2018
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780802127358

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