Freshwater Freshwater

Freshwater

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Publisher Description

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
A New York Times Notable Book

The astonishing debut novel from the acclaimed bestselling author of The Death of Vivek OjiYou Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty, and PetFreshwater 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
February 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grove Atlantic
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
6.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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Nabokovian

This author writes brilliantly like Nabokov with an appealing freshness of imagination. If you read this book like a physician, it seems to be about a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder. But the possibility that she was born with open portals to the other side which allowed various characters into her brain was stunning. The protagonist’s abuse history comes out in drips and drabs, just as in real life. This was shockingly good.

Berryandnuts ,

Loved it!

I loved the book. I’m glad i purchased it. I will purchase a paper copy too. The author’s writing is beautiful. As a queer psychotherapist of color, I appreciated how she immersed culture, metaphysics, mental health, and identity all in one. This became one of my favorite books of all time.

ci87653 ,

Beautiful

This is my new favorite book. I know bc it seems like I can read it all over again and I just finished it. Beautifully written.... satirical, spiritual, thought provoking, mirroring, us as human beings or a tale of the divine. Overall just beautiful.

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