Happiness, Like Water : Stories Paperback / softback
In this debut collection, Chinelo Okparanta introduces us to families burdened equally by the past and the future.
Here, we meet a childless couple with very different desires; a college professor comforting a troubled student; a mother seeking refuge from an abusive husband; an embittered spinster recalling the loss of a dear childhood friend; and a young woman waiting to join her lover abroad. High expectations - whether of success in Nigeria, or the dream of opportunity and accomplishment in America - consume them.
In language that is both raw and elegant, Happiness, Like Water heralds the arrival of a fearless and sensitive literary voice.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 01/08/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847088314
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