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Freshwater : a novel

Author: Akwaeke Emezi
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Highbridge Audio, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Akwaeke Emezi
ISBN: 9781684410415 168441041X
OCLC Number: 1024015164
Performer(s): Narrated by the author.
Description: 1 online resource (06 hr., 42 min.)
Responsibility: Akwaeke Emezi.
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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, heartwrenching, 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. A traumatic assault leads to a crystallization of her alternate selves: As'ghara and Saint Vincent. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these selves'now protective, now hedonistic'move into control, Ada's life spirals in a dark and dangerous direction.

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