Stay With Me

«One of the must-reads books of the year so far: Stay With Me has it all, including big themes of love, grief and jealousy, a fantastic female protagonist plus it reads like a page-turning thriller»

* Stylist *

WINNER OF THE 9MOBILE PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE

Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. Les mer

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WINNER OF THE 9MOBILE PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE

Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything. But when her relatives insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear.

Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, Stay With Me is a story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the power of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. It is a tale about the desperate attempts we make to save ourselves, and those we love, from heartbreak.

Detaljer

Forlag
Canongate Books
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
304
ISBN
9781782119609
Utgivelsesår
2018
Format
20 x 13 cm
Priser
Winner of 9mobile Prize for Literature 2019 Nigeria. Short-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 UK and Wellcome Book Prize 2018 UK.

Om forfatteren

Ayobami Adebayo's stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. She holds BA and MA degrees in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife and also has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia where she was awarded an international bursary for creative writing. She has been the recipient of a number of fellowships and residencies. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Stay With Me is her debut novel and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Wellcome Book Prize.

ayobamiadebayo.com | @ayobamiadebayo

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«One of the must-reads books of the year so far: Stay With Me has it all, including big themes of love, grief and jealousy, a fantastic female protagonist plus it reads like a page-turning thriller»

* Stylist *

«Affecting and powerful . . . Adebayo's prose is a pleasure: immediate, unpretentious and flecked with whip-smart Nigerian-English dialogue»

* Sunday Times *

«This deeply impressive novel of infertility, loneliness and longing is the first by the hotly-tipped Adebayo and it packs a tremendous punch»

* Daily Mail *

«This confident and fearless writer challenges us to think about marriage from all perspectives in her first novel . . . Stay With Me is the closely observed, heartbreaking and original tale of the desperate attempts we make to save ourselves from severing the very bonds that make us»

* ELLE *

«This impressive debut creates, in deceptively simple prose, a portrait of a marriage in crisis in a deeply patriarchal and oppressive society»

* Mail on Sunday *

«This terrific first novel (shortlisted for the Baileys women's prize for fiction) deals with the daily stresses of living with the political upheavals of the time but the real drama is happening in Yejide's womb. Adebayo unfolds the many layers of truth with insight and skill»

* The Times *

«A thoroughly contemporary style that is all her own . . . clever and funny . . . despite the intense sadness of her subject matter, she has produced a bright, big-hearted demonstration of female spirit, as well as the damage done by the boundlessness of male pride»

* Guardian *

«Scorching, gripping, ultimately lovely»

Margaret Atwood

«A must read»

AFUA HIRSCH

«Has a remarkable emotional resonance and depth of field [ . . . Adebayo] is an exceptional storyteller. She writes not just with extraordinary grace but with genuine wisdom about love and loss and the possibility of redemption. She has written a powerfully magnetic and heartbreaking book»

* New York Times *

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