The Death of Vivek Oji

Bok av Akwaeke Emezi
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR?S CHOICE"e;Electrifying."e; ? O Magazine Named one of the year?s most anticipated books by The New York Times, Elle, Harper?s Bazaar, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and moreWhat does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son?s body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family?s struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. 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 warm, 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?and Osita struggles to understand Vivek?s escalating crisis?the mystery gives way to a heart-stopping act of violence in a moment of exhilarating freedom. Propulsively readable, teeming with unforgettable characters, The Death of Vivek Oji is a novel of family and friendship that challenges expectations?a dramatic story of loss and transcendence that will move every reader.
The death of Vivek Oji av Akwaeke Emezi (134). Förkrossande!

Jag älskar när böckernas titel, och framför allt omslag har en tydlig koppling till innehållet eller symboliserar något i boken. I Emezis bok får vi följa Vivek Ojis liv utifrån framför allt hans föräldrar och kusins perspektiv. Det är en bok om familjerelationer och identitet.

Detta gillade jag
- intrigen, hur berättelsen byggs upp med utgångspunkt i att Vivek, huvudpersonen, redan dött
- att den utspelar sig i Nigeria
- att historien avslutas med Viveks egna ord

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