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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publication date April 3, 2018
Pages 240
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9780735211032
ISBN-10 0735211035
Dimensions 0.70 by 5.20 by 8 in.
Weight 0.48 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION "5 UNDER 35" HONOREE

WINNER OF THE 2017 KIRKUS PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE LEONARD PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE NYPL'S YOUNG LION'S FICTION AWARD

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Southern Living, Electric Literature, The Root, 
The Guardian, Bustle, Thrillist, and Publisher's Weekly

A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.
 

In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In "The Future Looks Good," three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in "Light," a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to "fix the equation of a person" - with rippling, unforeseen repercussions. 

Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her.

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