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My sister, the serial killer

Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer." Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oyinkan Braithwaite
ISBN: 9781786497628 178649762X 9781786498243 1786498243 178649597X 9781786495976
OCLC Number: 1050381135
Notes: "Originally published in Nigeria, in a different form, as ebook entitled Thicker than water by Qamina, Lagos, in 2017."--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of LA Times award for best crime thriller 2019
Winner of Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards 2019
Short-listed for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 (UK)
Long-listed for The Booker Prize 2019
Description: 226 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Thicker than water.
Responsibility: Oyinkan Braithwaite.

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"Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer." Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it. Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a deliciously deadly debut that's as fun as it is frightening"--

"Slasher meets satire, in this darkly comic novel set in Nigeria about a woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends"--

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Superb debut set in Nigeria. Dark, funny, intelligent, disturbing. Korede is a fascinating protagonist. Hints of Muriel Spark & Gillian Flynn. LOVED IT. * Will Dean, author of Dark Pines * Its short, Read more...

 
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