Freshwater

Freshwater

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry, as the young Ada becomes a troubled child, prone to violent fits of anger and grief. But Ada turns out to be more than just volatile. Born "with one foot on the other side, " she begins to develop separate selves. When Ada travels to America for college, a traumatic event crystallizes the selves into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these alters--now protective, now hedonistic--move into control, Ada's life spirals in a dangerous direction.
Publisher: New York :, Grove Press,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780802127358
Characteristics: 229 pages ; 22 cm

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Apr 16, 2018

Powerful, challenging, by the end of the book I felt like I had been fractured and re-set, like I might heal better from here on out.

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hbonsteel
Mar 23, 2018

this book completely blew me away. i started it on my morning commute, read more at lunch and my evening commute... then read for about five hours when i got home to finish it. it's hard to describe but it combines metaphysics and spirituality with trauma, processing... a deep exploration of internal self-talk, coupled with great wisdom and compassion. nothing short of incredible.

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brihawkins13 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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