The Resource Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi

Label
Freshwater
Title
Freshwater
Statement of responsibility
Akwaeke Emezi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry, as the young Ada becomes a troubled child, prone to violent fits of anger and grief. But Ada turns out to be more than just volatile. Born "with one foot on the other side," she begins to develop separate selves. When Ada travels to America for college, a traumatic event crystallizes the selves into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these alters--now protective, now hedonistic--move into control, Ada's life spirals in a dangerous direction. Written with stylistic brilliance and based in the author's realities, this raw and extraordinary debut explores the metaphysics of identity and being, plunging the reader into the mysteries of self. Unsettling, heart-wrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace, heralding the arrival of a fierce new literary voice
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emezi, Akwaeke
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.E42
LC item number
F74 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
229 pages :
Isbn
9780802127358
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017028925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)PG2127358
  • (FlPpSEB)PG2127358
Label
Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
229 pages :
Isbn
9780802127358
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017028925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)PG2127358
  • (FlPpSEB)PG2127358

Library Locations

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