Lagoon - Nnedi Okorafor (Paperback)

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Description

A star falls from the sky. A woman rises from the sea. The world will never be the same.

Product Details

Barcode
9781444762761
Department
Books
Released
25 Sep 2014
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Nnedi Okorafor
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Edition
Digital original
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 129mm (258g)

Annotation

A star falls from the sky. A woman rises from the sea. The world will never be the same.

Summary

Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled soldier. Wandering Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria's legendary mega-city, they're more alone than they've ever been before.

But when something like a meteorite plunges into the ocean and a tidal wave overcomes them, these three people will find themselves bound together in ways they could never imagine. Together with Ayodele, a visitor from beyond the stars, they must race through Lagos and against time itself in order to save the city, the world... and themselves.

'There was no time to flee. No time to turn. No time to shriek. And there was no pain. It was like being thrown into the stars.'

Fiction

General Subject
Science Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Fantasy / General
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Action & Adventure
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Thriller / suspense
BIC Classification 2
Science fiction
Library Subject 1
Lagos Nigeria - Fiction
Dewey Classification
813.6
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Nnedi Okorafor is the author of numerous novels and short stories, including Zahrah the Windseeker, which won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature, and Who Fears Death, winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She lives in Chicago, where she is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University.

Review Quotes

Both wondrously magical and terribly realistic. * Washington Post * Beautifully written, this is dystopian fantasy at its very best, * Library Journal Review * Praise for Who Fears Death:

'A fantastical, magical blend of grand storytelling' * Publishers Weekly *