Little Rot

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Riverhead Books
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6.36 X 9.28 X 1.03 inches | 1.03 pounds
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About the Author
Akwaeke Emezi (they/them) is the author of 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 Book Award; Pet, a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, a Walter Honor Book, and a Stonewall Honor Book; Freshwater, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and short-listed for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize; Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir, which won the 2022 ALA Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award; and most recently, Content Warning: Everything, their debut poetry collection; Bitter, their second young adult novel; and You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty, their debut romance novel. Selected as a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation and featured on the cover of Time as a Next Generation Leader, they are based in liminal spaces.
Praise for Little Rot

"Drama, mystery, beautiful clothes, expensive cars, explosive sex...Emezi takes readers to an abyss from which there is no escape."-Kirkus Reviews

"Emezi unspools a web of erotic danger in their entertaining latest...readers in search of a decadent good time will find it here."- Publishers Weekly

"Multimedia polymath and gender-norm disrupter Emezi. . . examines taboo and trauma in their creative work...Emezi can be counted upon for an ambience of dread and a feverish momentum." -The Millions

Praise for Akwaeke Emezi

"Akwaeke Emezi parts the seas of the self." --Vanity Fair

"A writer of startling versatility." --R. O. Kwon, New York Times Book Review

"Emezi is a dazzling literary talent whose works cut to the quick of the spiritual self." --Esquire

"A once-in-a-generation voice" --Vulture

"Emezi is a beacon of literary genius." --The Lambda Literary Review

"One of our greatest living writers" --Shondaland

"Extraordinarily powerful." --Edwidge Danticat, The New Yorker

"A major talent." --San Francisco Chronicle