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The Thing Around Your Neck

My Book Reccommendation – The Thing Around Your NeckProduct Details Title: The Thing Around Your NeckAuthor: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Paperback: 300 pages

Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd (1 Oct 2009)

Language English

ISBN-10: 0007306210

ISBN-13: 978-0007306213

Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm

Product DescriptionFrom Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Orange Prize-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, come twelve dazzling stories in which she turns her penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West. 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 she’s been pushing away. In ‘Tomorrow Is Too Far,’ a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother’s death. The young mother at the center of ‘Imitation’ finds her comfortable life threatened when she learns that her husband back in Lagos has moved his mistress into their 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 re-examine them. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s prodigious storytelling powers.About the AuthorChimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel ‘Purple Hibiscus’ was published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.Buy Online: http://astore.amazon.com/annduniriwri-20/detail/0307271072