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The Resource Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi, (eBook)

Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi, (eBook)

Label
Freshwater
Title
Freshwater
Statement of responsibility
Akwaeke Emezi
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." Unsettling, heart wrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our identities. Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled baby and a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents, Saul and Saachi, successfully prayed her into existence, but as she grows into a volatile and splintered child, it becomes clear that something went terribly awry. When Ada comes of age and moves to America for college, the group of selves within her grows in power and agency. 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 dark and dangerous direction. Narrated by the selves within Ada, and based in the author's realities, Freshwater explores the metaphysics of identity and mental health, plunging the reader into the mystery of being and self. Freshwater dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace, heralding the arrival of a fierce new literary voice
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Emezi, Akwaeke
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Women
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi, (eBook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12043835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802165565
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12043835
Publisher number
MWT12043835
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi, (eBook)
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12043835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802165565
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12043835
Publisher number
MWT12043835
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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