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Happiness, Like Water

by Chinelo Okparanta
£9.99   paperback  Granta Books (2014)

Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta 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.

ISBN 13: 9781847088314 | ISBN 10: 1847088317