House Woman

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5.25 X 8.25 X 1.05 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Adorah Nworah is an Igbo writer from South-East Nigeria. Her stories have been published in AFREADA and adda magazine. Her short stories, "The Bride and Broken English" made the shortlist for the 2019 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize and the longlist for the 2018 Short Story Day Africa Prize respectively. She lives in Philadelphia, where she practices real estate finance law and is cat mom to her handsome Napoleon cat.
"Adorah Nworah has written a deeply immersive and wrenching study of the life of a young woman in an arranged marriage and the thorny paths she must navigate in her quest for freedom. This debut shines with a brilliance that will run through you clean as an arrow. I've yet to read a story so gutting, yet tender and thoughtful in its handling of such an important subject." --Ukamaka Olisakwe, author of Ogadinma
"To read House Woman is to encounter characters that are alive in their desires. They want what they want and they want it now. Nworah's debut is full of twists and sentences that will stun you. A book rich in surprises." --Kemi Falodun, writer, journalist, and author of Soundbenders: The Many Lives of Beautiful Nubia
"An unflinching, unforgettable slow-burn thriller, House Woman reveals searing truths about women's bodily autonomy and the hidden Gothic horrors of marriage while refusing to provide any simple answers--and the novel is all the more satisfying for it. Adorah Nworah is a stunning literary talent, and her debut will enthrall you, incense you, and haunt you forever." --Layne Fargo, author of They Never Learn
"Deliciously sinister, House Woman engulfs in slow, insidious waves. This novel is compellingly paced and alive with searing detail. Though woven through familiar elements of Nigerian diasporic literature, Nworah's prose quickly, provocatively subverts expectations. With characters who are flawed as flesh and a plot that twists and snatches from one terrifying brink to another, House Woman is fresh and thoroughly enjoyable. I'm just jealous that I didn't write it!" --Francesca Ekwuyasi, Author of Butter Honey Pig Bread