Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry, as the young Ada becomes a troubled child, prone to violent fits of anger and grief.
But Ada turns out to be more than just volatile. Born "with one foot on the other side," she begins to develop separate selves. When Ada travels to America for college, a traumatic event crystallizes the selves into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these alters--now protective, now hedonistic--move into control, Ada's life spirals in a dangerous direction.
Written with stylistic brilliance and based in the author's realities, this raw and extraordinary debut explores the metaphysics of identity and being, plunging the reader into the mysteries of self. Unsettling, heart-wrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace, heralding the arrival of a fierce new literary voice.
|Grouped Work ID||38d632a9-7ff8-7368-3053-a7585fa0874d|
|Grouping Author||emezi akwaeke|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-25 04:21:01AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-12-11 04:41:54AM|
|author2-role||Emezi, Akwaeke., hoopla digital.|
|detailed_location_santafe||La Farge, Main, Online Hoopla Collection|
|display_description||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. Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled baby and a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents, Saul and Saachi, successfully prayed her into existence, but as she grows into a volatile and splintered child, it becomes clear that something went terribly awry. When Ada comes of age and moves to America for college, the group of selves within her grows in power and agency. A traumatic assault leads to a crystallization of her alternate selves: Asụghara and Saint Vincent. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these selves, now protective, now hedonistic, move into control, Ada's life spirals in a dark and dangerous direction. Narrated from the perspective of the various selves within Ada, and based in the author's realities, Freshwater explores the metaphysics of identity and mental health, plunging the reader into the mystery of being and self. Freshwater dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace, heralding the arrival of a fierce new literary voice.|
|format_category_santafe||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|format_santafe||Book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|isbn||168441041, 9780802127358, 9780802165565, 9781684410415|
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|itype_santafe||, Regular Circ|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Emezi, A|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Main Library, Oliver La Farge Branch|
|record_details||hoopla:MWT12043835|eBook|eBook||English|Grove/Atlantic, Inc.,|2018.|1 online resource, hoopla:MWT12047232|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|HighBridge,|2018.|1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 43 min.)) : digital., ils:.b15004879|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Grove Press,|2018.|229 pages ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Autobiographical fiction, Dissociative disorders -- Fiction, Electronic books, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Women -- Nigeria -- Fiction|
|title_full||Freshwater / Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater [electronic resource] / Akwaeke Emezi|
|topic_facet||Dissociative disorders, Electronic books, Identity (Psychology), Women|