The Thing Around Your Neck

The Thing Around Your Neck

Details

Author(s)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Format
Paperback | 300 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 15mm | 180g
Publication date
01 Nov 2009
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint
FOURTH ESTATE LTD
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
4th. ed.
ISBN10
0007306210
ISBN13
9780007306213
Bestsellers rank
4,174

Description

From the Orange Prize-winning author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun' come twelve dazzling stories that turn a penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West.

In 'A Private Experience', a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she's been pushing away.

In 'Tomorrow Is Too Far', a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death.

The young mother at the centre of 'Imitation' finds her comfortable life threatened when she learns that her husband back in Lagos has moved his mistress into their home.

And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to re-examine them.

Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's prodigious storytelling powers.


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