The Death of Vivek Oji

The Death of Vivek Oji

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Southeastern Nigeria. Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. As adolescence gives way to adulthood, Vivek finds solace in friendships with the boisterous daughters of the Nigerwives, foreign-born women married to Nigerian men. But Vivek's closest bond is with Osita, the worldly, high-spirited cousin whose teasing confidence masks a guarded private life. As their relationship deepens, an act of violence leads to a family's struggle with loss and transcendence. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780525541608
0525541608
Branch Call Number: FIC EMEZI 2020
Characteristics: 248 pages ; 22 cm

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When Vivek dies, the family and friends left behind sort out their feelings and memories as Vivek's hidden story and true self comes to light.

(FICTION) The author of the young adult novel Pet, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award, offers another exploration of gender identity, this time for adults.--Kirkus

The author of the young adult novel Pet, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award, offers another exploration of gender identity, this time for adults.


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Dec 11, 2020

A tragic story, yet life-affirming in its way.

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