Pet

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Product Details

Price
$9.99  $9.19
Publisher
Random House Children's Books
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780593175446

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About the Author

Akwaeke Emezi is an honoree on the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 list, a long-list nominee for the Carnegie Medal of Excellence, and a short-list nominee for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. They continue to receive accolades for their adult debut, Freshwater, and their sophomore adult novel, The Death of Vivek Oji, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. Born in Umuhai and raised in Aba, Nigeria, Akwaeke holds two degrees, including an MPA from New York University, and lives in liminal spaces.

Reviews

A New York Times Best Book of the Year
A Time Best Book of the Year
An NPR Favorite Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the Year
Stonewall Book Award Winner

The word hype was invented to describe books like this. -Refinery29

"A unique science fiction tale." -Essence

With great tenderness, Pet questions a society silenced by denial. -Observer

Brilliant. -The Washington Post

"By far the most striking of the [National Book Award] finalists is PET, a sinister morality tale by Akwaeke Emezi." -The Wall Street Journal

"A riveting and timely work answering the questions about how you go about the world when the world around you is in denial." -Out Magazine

This soaring novel shoots for the stars and explodes the sky with its bold brilliance. --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

A compelling, nuanced tale that fans of speculative horror will quickly devour. --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

A riveting and important read that couldn't be more well timed to our society's struggles with its own monsters. --School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Jam is also notable as a Black, trans protagonist in this important narrative that teens will want to read to gain some perspective on the modern political environment." --The Bulletin, Starred Review

Emezi's characters are diverse in race, physical ability and especially gender.... Readers might see in Jam's surroundings a version of a world that they, like Jam, might choose to fight for. --BookPage, Starred Review

"A haunting and poetic work of speculative fiction." --The Horn Book