What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky

What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky


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Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed , Time Magazine , Elle , the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Millions , Nylon , the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Electric Literature

A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.

In "Who Will Greet You at Home," a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker , A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In "Wild," a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In "The Future Looks Good," three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in "Light," a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to "fix the equation of a person" - with rippling, unforeseen repercussions.

Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her.
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780735211025
Branch Call Number: FICTION ARI
Characteristics: 230 pages ; 21 cm


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Jul 11, 2017

Not for the faint of heart, but definitely for fans of beautifully written prose and provocative stories.

In this dozen short stories, Arimah evokes people and places you will not soon forget. The first story is so startling, so breathtaking in its ending, I was left speechless, and immediately reread it.

Each story opens worlds and characters which has left me waiting for her next book with great anticipation.

LPL_KateG Apr 07, 2017

These short stories are fantastic (sometimes literally!) Recommended for fans of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's emotional character development, and Helen Oyeyemi's magical/mystical story premises.

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