This House Is Not for Sale

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Product Details

Price
$25.99
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780061990885

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About the Author

E. C. Osondu is the author of Voice of America. Born in Nigeria, he received his MFA from Syracuse University and is the winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing and a Pushcart Prize. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, n+1, Guernica, and other publications. He teaches at Providence College in Rhode Island.

Reviews

"The home in the magisterial This House Is Not For Sale becomes much more than a building. The structure defines and divides a family over generations. Osondu has more to say about life and love than most of the classic novels we adore."--Essence
"Remarkable. . . . Though Osondu tips his hat to tradition, this book is a distinctive and singular achievement, all the more remarkable for being a debut novel."--Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank
"A marvelous chorus of community voices chimes in, passionately commenting on the action. . . . Osondu uses the house as a prism through which to depict the events of the neighborhood, proving that our stories outlive the places we inhabit."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Vivid. . . . Beguiling in their simplicity and resonant in their universal themes, This House is Not for Sale offers a striking appraisal of people's basest ambitions."--Booklist
"Osondu brings his characters to life with love. The dialogue, flavored by its ever-present chorus of unnamed voices, sparkles with humor, playful wickedness, and zest. Osondu gives us a strong and joyful sense of place in this novel. . . . A celebration of a place and its people."--BookBrowse
"The timelessness of this ambitious debut reminds the reader of J. M. Coetzee's Life & Times of Michael K. The characters, sheltered by a house from which they also try to shelter themselves, tell the stories of every one of us."--Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants
"A very modern, compassionate voice. . . . Osondu is ceaseless in his willingness to examine the human condition in all its glories and frailties."--Kirkus