The Thing Around Your Neck

June 1, 2010|
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — the Orange Broadband Prize–winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun — are her most intimate works to date.

In these stories Adichie turns her penetrating eye to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the United States. In “A Private Experience,” a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman, and the young mother at the centre of “Imitation” finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home.

Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Adichie’s prodigious literary powers.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003, the New Yorker, Granta, the Financial Times and Zoetrope. Her most recent novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, won the Orange Broadband Prize and was a finalist for...
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Title:The Thing Around Your Neck
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 7.98 X 5.19 X 0.72 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.98 X 5.19 X 0.72 in
Published:June 1, 2010
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307397904

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