The death of Vivek Oji / Akwaeke Emezi.

By: Emezi, Akwaeke [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 248 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780525541608; 0525541608Subject(s): Families -- Nigeria -- FictionGenre/Form: Fiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: The death of Vivek OjiDDC classification: 823/.92 LOC classification: PR9387.9.E42 | D43 2020Summary: "A tender, potent, and compulsively readable novel of a Nigerian-Indian family and the deeply held secret that tests their traditions and bonds"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: Southeastern Nigeria. 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 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, an act of violence leads to a family's struggle with loss and transcendence. -- adapted from jacket
List(s) this item appears in: New York Times Best Seller List Fiction | Goodreads Best of 2020 - Hexagon Downtown | Cover Flow Best of 2020 | Best of 2020 Fiction/ Hexagon Display Downtown
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"A tender, potent, and compulsively readable novel of a Nigerian-Indian family and the deeply held secret that tests their traditions and bonds"-- Provided by publisher.

Southeastern Nigeria. 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 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, an act of violence leads to a family's struggle with loss and transcendence. -- adapted from jacket

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