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What It Means When a Man Fallsfrom the Sky

What It Means When a Man Fallsfrom the Sky

Current price: $30.99
Publication Date: February 6th, 2019
Thorndike Press Large Print

Intense, haunting, and exquisitely rendered, the stories in Lesley Nneka Arimah's debut collection exist in a category of their own. They are individual worlds linked together by familiar themes - self-discovery, yearnings to love and be loved, generational divides, and the meanings of home and place - refashioned in a fresh, new light. Arimah shines in this debut, whose magic will surely live with you beyond the final page. Absolutely stunning.

Purvis Cornish (W), Square Books, Oxford, MS
April 2017 Indie Next List

The complexities of the lives of girls and their mothers are explored through a Nigerian lens in this remarkable debut collection. Strains of magical realism enlarge some of the stories to modern folktale. Yet throughout, Lesley Nneka Arimah delivers sharp observations on the fraught relationships between mothers and the young women they must mentor as they all navigate what is still a very patriarchal world.

Kris Kleindienst, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO
Summer 2018 Reading Group Indie Next List