"In recounting these people's lives Ms. Adichie demonstrates, as she did in Half of a Yellow Sun
, that she is adept at conjuring the unending personal ripples created by political circumstance."
— The New York Times
"A dozen note-perfect short stories. . . . One of the most artful writers of the English language."
— The Globe and Mail
"Adichie writes with an economy and precision that makes the strange seem familiar. She makes storytelling seem as easy as birdsong."
— The Daily Telegraph
"Mesmerizing. . . . This superior collection accentuates the intellect, insight and blistering honesty that have made Adichie a prominent writer of her generation. . . . Her style might be described as enigmatically ordinary; a prose so effortless that the work it does is practically invisible to the eye."
— Toronto StarFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003
, the New Yorker
, the Financial Times
. Her most recent novel, Half of a Yellow Sun
, won the Orange Broadband Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.From the Hardcover edition.