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The Thing Around Your Neck

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 0307271072 9780307271075
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From the prizewinning author ofHalf of a Yellow Sun(A gorgeous, pitiless account of love, violence, and betrayalTime;Instantly enthrallingThe New York Times) twelve dazzling storiesher most intimate work to datein which she turns her penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the United States. 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 shes been pushing away. In Tomorrow Is Too Far, a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brothers death. The young mother at the center of Imitation finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos 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 reexamine them. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Adichies prodigious literary powers.

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 240

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2009-06-16

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