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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date July 5, 2016
Pages 304
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316338356
ISBN-10 0316338354
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A striking debut novel about an unforgettable childhood, by a Nigerian writer the New York Times has crowned "the heir to Chinua Achebe."

Told by nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of a childhood in Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river, they meet a madman who persuades the oldest of the boys that he is destined to be killed by one of his siblings. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact-both tragic and redemptive-will transcend the lives and imaginations of the book's characters and readers. Dazzling and viscerally powerful, THE FISHERMEN is an essential novel about Africa, seen through the prism of one family's destiny.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780316338370 Book cover for 9781410482563
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (September 2, 2015)
9781410482563 | details & prices | 457 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $31.99
from Little Brown & Co (April 14, 2015)
9780316338370 | details & prices | 297 pages | 6.00 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $26.00
Paperback
Book cover for 9780316338356 Book cover for 9780380718672
 
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Reprint edition from Back Bay Books (July 5, 2016)
9780316338356 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $15.99
About: A striking debut novel about an unforgettable childhood, by a Nigerian writer the New York Times has crowned "the heir to Chinua Achebe.
With James Howe | Reprint edition from Camelot (September 1, 1993); titled "A Night Without Stars"
9780380718672 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $3.50
This edition also contains A Night Without Stars
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