Song for Night

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Product Details
Price
$14.95  $13.90
Publisher
Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
170
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.41 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781933354316

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About the Author
Chris Abani, curator of Akashic's Black Goat poetry imprint, is a Nigerian poet and novelist and the author of Song for Night, The Virgin of Flames, Becoming Abigail, and GraceLand (a selection of the Today Show Book Club; winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award).
Reviews
Song for Night endeavors the impossible, eliciting a keenly perceptive character . . . whose elegiac voice is a tender guide to his grim drifting through battle-scarred territory.-- "Brooklyn Rail"
Not since Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird or Agota Kristof's Notebook Trilogy has there been such a harrowing novel about what it's like to be a young person in a war. That Chris Abani is able to find humanity, mercy, and even, yes, forgiveness, amid such devastation is something of a miracle.--Rebecca Brown, author of The End of Youth
The moment you enter these pages, you step into a beautiful and terrifying dream. You are in the hands of a master, a literary shaman. Abani casts his spell so completely--so devastatingly--you emerge cleansed, redeemed: and utterly haunted.--Brad Kessler, author of Birds in Fall