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  • 6 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System.

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What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son's body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family's struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. As adolescence gives way to adulthood, Vivek finds solace in friendships with the warm, boisterous daughters of the Nigerwives, foreign-born women married to Nigerian men. But Vivek's closest bond is with Osita, the worldly, high-spirited cousin whose teasing confidence masks a guarded private life. As their relationship deepens--and Osita struggles to understand Vivek's escalating crisis--the mystery gives way to a heart-stopping act of violence in a moment of exhilarating freedom. -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library EMEZI (Akwaeke) (Text) 37814003349652 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 04/22/2021 Reshelving -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Emezi, A (Text) 35178001783201 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/14/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library FIC EMEZI (Text) 33892100700716 Adult Fiction Book None 08/20/2020 Checked out 06/29/2021
Pendleton Public Library F EMEZI (Text) 37801000667525 Adult Fiction Book None 12/10/2020 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library EMEZ (Text) 33892006337597 FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 08/12/2020 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library EMEZI (Text) 33892006612171 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 08/07/2020 Available -
Treasure Valley Community College Library FIC Em369d (Text) 32220001126875 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 02/25/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525541608
  • ISBN: 0525541608
  • Physical Description: 248 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.

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What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son's body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family's struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. As adolescence gives way to adulthood, Vivek finds solace in friendships with the warm, boisterous daughters of the Nigerwives, foreign-born women married to Nigerian men. But Vivek's closest bond is with Osita, the worldly, high-spirited cousin whose teasing confidence masks a guarded private life. As their relationship deepens--and Osita struggles to understand Vivek's escalating crisis--the mystery gives way to a heart-stopping act of violence in a moment of exhilarating freedom. -- from book jacket.
Subject: Families > Nigeria > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Gender identity > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Bildungsromans.
Summary: What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son's body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family's struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. As adolescence gives way to adulthood, Vivek finds solace in friendships with the warm, boisterous daughters of the Nigerwives, foreign-born women married to Nigerian men. But Vivek's closest bond is with Osita, the worldly, high-spirited cousin whose teasing confidence masks a guarded private life. As their relationship deepens--and Osita struggles to understand Vivek's escalating crisis--the mystery gives way to a heart-stopping act of violence in a moment of exhilarating freedom. -- from book jacket.

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