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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories
Paperback - English

A PBS NewsHour/New York Times Book Club Pick

A NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION 5 UNDER 35 HONOREE

WINNER OF THE 2017 KIRKUS PRIZE

WINNER OF THE NYPL'S YOUNG LIONS FICTION AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE LEONARD PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

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.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0735211035
EAN
9780735211032
Publisher
Publication Date
03/04/2018
Pages
240
Dimension
20.07cm x 12.95cm x 1.52cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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