You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

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Atria Books
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 0.93 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 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 shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize; Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir, which won the 2022 ALA Stonewall Prize for Best Nonfiction Book; and most recently, Content Warning: Everything, their debut poetry collection, and Bitter, their second young adult novel. Selected as a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation and featured on a Time cover as a Next Generation Leader, they are based in liminal spaces.
"Fans of Emezi's previous work will find comfort in the writer's striking prose and well-layered characters but will also revel in the author's bold first attempts at romance. At once a love story and a tale of deep grief, the novel beautifully displays the bravery of choosing love even in times of total despair." -- "Vulture"
"Sexy, complex, and moving."-- "Library Journal"
"A scorching tale of love after loss." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
"A once-in-a-generation voice."-- "Vulture"
"Their talent is clearly divine."-- "Buzzfeed"
"Emezi has created a dazzling celebration of the messiness of living and feeling with their signature gift for articulating characters' inner voices in raw and expressive detail. Couple that with a thrilling story of forbidden love, and Emezi has created a seductive and powerful novel that will make readers feel renewed." -- "Booklist (starred review)"
"This is sure to tug at readers' heartstrings."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Emezi once again absolutely slays a new-for-them genre, with tenderhearted characters and an immaculate balance of realistic dialogue and lyrical prose."-- "Buzzfeed"
"This contemporary romance [is] filled with Akwaeke Emezi's powerful and beautiful writing." -- "Business Insider"
"You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty is one incredible romance you won't want to miss!" -- "BookRiot"
"A riveting and emotional exploration of grief and taking a second chance on love." -- "PopSugar"
"A sharply original novel about love, friendship and the journey grief takes...For anyone who's been feeling a little lost, let this book give you some inspiration." -- "Good Housekeeping"
"A deeply heartfelt romance novel...a love letter to the brave choices we make in the name of love, the costs we pay for it, and the glory of the reward at the end." -- "Marie Claire"
"One of our greatest living writers."-- "Shondaland"
"[A]n elegant take on the modern love story....a stunning portrait of one woman's search for beauty and life after trauma, and is an enjoyable read for anyone looking to pick up a book this spring." -- "The Harvard Crimson"
"Emezi is a dream of a writer. My heart soared and shook and panted. A rich, complex, beautiful love story, exquisitely told. Emezi builds worlds and characters that you just want to marinate in." --Bolu Babalola, Sunday Times bestselling author of Love in Color and Honey & Spice