Hardback Open water / Caleb Azumah Nelson.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: UK : Viking,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 2928377050818 (hbk.) :
Waterstones exclusive signed edition. Includes 'Pray', a short story.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA DEBUT NOVEL AWARD 2021 'A tender and touching love story, beautifully told' Observer 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2021 'Hands-down the best debut I've read in years' The Times 'A beautiful and powerful novel about the true and sometimes painful depths of love' Candice Carty-Williams, bestselling author of QUEENIE 'An unforgettable debut... it's Sally Rooney meets Michaela Coel meets Teju Cole' New York Times 'A love song to Black art and thought' Yaa Gyasi, bestselling author of HOMEGOING and TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists - he a photographer, she a dancer - trying to make their mark in a city that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence.At once an achingly beautiful love
146 pages ; 21 cm