Freshwater

By (author)Akwaeke Emezi

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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.

Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel
A National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Honoree
Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Winner of the Otherwise Award
A New York Times Notable Book
Named a Best Book of the Year by the New Yorker, BuzzFeed, Literary Hub, Amazon, NPR, the Chicago Public Library, Electric Literature,Bustle,Refinery29,Entropy,BookPage,Shelf Awareness, and the Globe and Mail
Named a Best Debut Novel of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly
Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction
Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal, the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
A New York Times Book Review Paperback Row Selection

 

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.

SKU: TBSNUM-1024
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Weight 0.249 kg
Dimensions 13.72 × 2.03 × 20.83 cm
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