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    Freshwater

    £8.99
    As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these selves - now protective, now hedonistic - seize control of Ada, her life spirals in a dark and dangerous direction. Narrated from the perspectives of the various selves within Ada, and based in the author's realities, Freshwater explores the metaphysics of identity and being.
    ISBN: 9780571345403
    AuthorAkwaeke Emezi
    Pub Date06/06/2019
    BindingPaperback
    Pages240
    Availability: In Stock

    'Completely blew me away.' Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under

    'One of the most dazzling debuts I've ever read.' Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go

    'I'm urging everyone to read it.' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure

    Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief.When Ada grows up and heads to college in America, a traumatic event crystallises the selves into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind, these 'alters' - now protective, now hedonistic - take control, shifting her life in a dangerous direction.

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    'Completely blew me away.' Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under

    'One of the most dazzling debuts I've ever read.' Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go

    'I'm urging everyone to read it.' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure

    Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief.When Ada grows up and heads to college in America, a traumatic event crystallises the selves into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind, these 'alters' - now protective, now hedonistic - take control, shifting her life in a dangerous direction.