Speak No Evil

Author:   Uzodinma Iweala
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN:  

9780719523908


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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'Elegant and elegiac' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Guardian 'A writer of spectacular talent' Observer On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: he is queer - an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except his best friend, Meredith - the one person who seems not to judge him. When his father accidentally finds out, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding towards a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed. SPEAK NO EVIL is a novel about the power of words and self-identification, about who gets to speak and who has the power to speak for other people.

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Author:   Uzodinma Iweala
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint:   John Murray Publishers Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 19.90cm
Weight:   0.158kg
ISBN:  

9780719523908


ISBN 10:   0719523907
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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A lovely slender volume that packs in entire worlds with complete mastery. Speak No Evil explains so much about our times and yet is never anything less than a scintillating, page-turning read - Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure A wrenching, tightly woven story about many kinds of love and many kinds of violence. Speak No Evil probes deeply but also with compassion the cruelties of a loving home. Iweala's characters confront you in close-up, as viscerally, bodily alive as any in contemporary fiction - Larissa MacFarquhar Speak No Evil is the rarest of novels: the one you start out just to read, then end up sinking so deeply into it, seeing yourself so clearly in it, that the novel starts reading you - Marlon James Stunning - Vogue A quietly tragic triumph - Financial Times Elegant and elegiac, and evokes Washington DC with subtle power - Guardian Uzodinma Iweala . . . reminds his readers of the underlying humanity of his characters, whatever their heritage, race, or sexuality - TLS Elegant and elegiac - Bookseller


A wrenching, tightly woven story about many kinds of love and many kinds of violence. Speak No Evil probes deeply but also with compassion the cruelties of a loving home. Iweala's characters confront you in close-up, as viscerally, bodily alive as any in contemporary fiction * Larissa MacFarquhar * A lovely slender volume that packs in entire worlds with complete mastery. Speak No Evil explains so much about our times and yet is never anything less than a scintillating, page-turning read * Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure *


Elegant and elegiac * Bookseller * Adept storytelling and eye for lucid detail . . . it has the stomach-churning pace of a Greek tragedy * Financial Times * Uzodinma Iweala . . . reminds his readers of the underlying humanity of his characters, whatever their heritage, race, or sexuality * TLS * Elegant and elegiac, and evokes Washington DC with subtle power -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie * Guardian * A craftily written heart-wrencher, it explores what it means to be black and queer in today's USA * Independent, Best LGBT novels to look out for in 2018 * A quietly tragic triumph * Financial Times * A wrenching, tightly woven story about many kinds of love and many kinds of violence. Speak No Evil probes deeply but also with compassion the cruelties of a loving home. Iweala's characters confront you in close-up, as viscerally, bodily alive as any in contemporary fiction * Larissa MacFarquhar * A lovely slender volume that packs in entire worlds with complete mastery. Speak No Evil explains so much about our times and yet is never anything less than a scintillating, page-turning read * Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure * Speak No Evil is the rarest of novels: the one you start out just to read, then end up sinking so deeply into it, seeing yourself so clearly in it, that the novel starts reading you * Marlon James * Tackling race, gender and violence, it's a sharp burst of emotion * Stylist * Stunning * Vogue * The soul of Speak No Evil is the tortuous, exquisitely rendered relationship between Niru and his father * New Yorker * A finely observed coming-of-age story . . . an emotional eloquence that reveals the awful power of love and guilt * Mail on Sunday * A memorable book from an important talent * Guardian * That Iweala is a writer of spectacular talent is without question * Observer *


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Uzodinma Iweala received the 2006 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for Beasts of No Nation. In 2007, he was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. A graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he lives in New York City and Lagos, Nigeria.

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