Bitter

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593309032

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About the Author

Akwaeke Emezi (they/them) is the author of Pet, a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, a Walter Honor Book and a Stonewall Honor Book; the New York Times bestseller The Death of Vivek Oji, which was a finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the PEN/Jean Stein Award;Freshwater, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize; and most recently, Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir. Their debut poetry collection, Content Warning: Everything, is forthcoming in 2022. Selected as a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation, they are based in liminal spaces.

Reviews

"A compact, urgent, and divine novel." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

[A] timely [...]story with vivacious queer characters of color who have the agency to define the future for themselves and their city. --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Accomplished in its use of uneasily dreamy language. --The Horn Book

"Emezi's novel is mesmerizing from start to finish." --Booklist