The Resource Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi, (electronic book)

Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi, (electronic book)

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Freshwater
Title
Freshwater
Statement of responsibility
Akwaeke Emezi
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Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." Unsettling, heart wrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our identities. Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled baby and a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents, Saul and Saachi, successfully prayed her into existence, but as she grows into a volatile and splintered child, it becomes clear that something went terribly awry. When Ada comes of age and moves to America for college, the group of selves within her grows in power and agency. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these alters-now protective, now hedonistic-move into control, Ada's life spirals in a dark and dangerous direction. Narrated by the selves within Ada, and based in the author's realities, Freshwater explores the metaphysics of identity and mental health, plunging the reader into the mystery of being and self. Freshwater dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace, heralding the arrival of a fierce new literary voice
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.E42
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi, (electronic book)
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Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi, (electronic book)
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Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802165565
Lccn
2017033515
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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