An extraordinary debut novel, "Freshwater" explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, "Freshwater" is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our identities.
Narrated by the various selves within Ada and based in the author's realities, "Freshwater" dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace, heralding the arrival of a fierce new literary voice.
Paperback, 230 pages