Stranger Faces

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Transit Books
Publish Date
Pages
196
Dimensions
4.9 X 6.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781945492433
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About the Author

Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer and Professor of English at Harvard University. She's a recipient of a 2020 Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction and the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing. Her first novel, The Old Drift (Hogarth, 2019), won the 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book prize for fiction and the 2020 L.A. Times' Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2019.

Reviews

Praise for The Old Drift

"Extraordinary, ambitious, evocative... The Old Drift is an impressive book, ranging skillfully between historical and science fiction, shifting gears between political argument, psychological realism and rich fabulism... a dazzling debut, establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage." --SALMAN RUSHDIE, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (cover)

"This is a dazzling book, as ambitious as any first novel published this decade. It made the skin on the back of my neck prickle."--DWIGHT GARNER, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Namwali Serpell's vibrant, intellectually rich debut novel, The Old Drift... refuses to conform to expectations. . . . This oddball cast of characters simply represents the joys of the picaresque novel, in which the author's set design is intentionally surreal and ironic. . . . Serpell is a natural social novelist, capable of conjuring a Dickensian range of characters with a painterly eye for detail. . . . [A] clear-eyed, energetic and richly entertaining novel."--THE WASHINGTON POST

"There are moments of such heart-wrenching poignancy that I had to put the book down several times and recompose myself. Serpell writes with the emotional maturity and sardonic smile of one who has lived several times already. It is the reader's great privilege to follow her strange and vivid characters from cradle to grave."--THE SUNDAY TIMES

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