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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date June 1, 2010
Pages 217
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307455918
ISBN-10 0307455912
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel Purple Hibiscus which critics hailed as one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years Baltimore Sun with prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes The Boston Globe The Washington Post called her the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe Her award-winning Half of a Yellow Sun became an instant classic upon its publication three years later once again putting her tremendous gifts-graceful storytelling knowing compassion and fierce insight into her characters hearts-on display Now in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women parents and children Africa and the United States In A Private Experience a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears shes been pushing away In Tomorrow is Too Far a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brothers death The young mother at the center of Imitation finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them Searing and profound suffused with beauty sorrow and longing these stories map with Adichies signature emotional wisdom the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers From the Hardcover edition

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780307271075 Book cover for 9780307397898
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (June 16, 2009)
9780307271075 | details & prices | 217 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years” (Baltimore Sun), with “prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes” (The Boston Globe); The Washington Post called her “the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe.
from Random House of Canada Ltd (June 16, 2009)
9780307397898 | details & prices | 218 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $29.95
About: These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — the Orange Broadband Prize–winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun — are her most intimate works to date.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780307455918
 
The price comparison is for this edition
1 edition from Anchor Books (June 1, 2010)
9780307455918 | details & prices | 217 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel Purple Hibiscus which critics hailed as one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years Baltimore Sun with prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes The Boston Globe The Washington Post called her the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe Her award-winning Half of a Yellow Sun became an instant classic upon its publication three years later once again putting her tremendous gifts-graceful storytelling knowing compassion and fierce insight into her characters hearts-on display Now in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women parents and children Africa and the United States In A Private Experience a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears shes been pushing away In Tomorrow is Too Far a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brothers death The young mother at the center of Imitation finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them Searing and profound suffused with beauty sorrow and longing these stories map with Adichies signature emotional wisdom the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers From the Hardcover edition
Miscellaneous
from Knopf Canada (June 1, 2010)
9780307375230 | details & prices | List price $19.00
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781407439662
 
from Gardners Books (August 1, 2009)
9781407439662 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $32.90
About: From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Orange Prize-winning author of "Half of a Yellow Sun", come twelve dazzling stories in which she turns her penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West.

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