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Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie

Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie



A panoply of giddily surreal miniatures glide through this effervescent collection from Okojie, from time travelling tramps to the trials and tribulations of a Grace Jones impersonator.


Taking a hammer to narrative convention and unleashing a whirlwind of inspired absurdity, Nudibranch is a gleefully off-kilter triumph.


In this collection of short stories, offbeat characters are caught up in extraordinary situations that test the boundaries of reality . . .


A love-hungry goddess of the sea arrives on an island inhabited by eunuchs.


A girl from Martinique moonlights as a Grace Jones impersonator.


Dimension-hopping monks sworn to silence must face a bloody reckoning.


And a homeless man goes right back, to the very beginning, through a gap in time.


Nudibranch is a dark and seductive foray into the surreal.

Number of pages: 272
Weight: 402 g
Dimensions: 218 x 144 x 28 mm



'Okojie has a sharp eye ... and a turn of phrase that switches from elegance to brutality in a single line' - Stella Duffy

'An original and highly unpredictable imagination, in a single sentence, Irenosen Okojie can whip the rug from under your feet. She's that rare and admirable thing - a writer who is also a risk taker. Prepare to be startled' - Rupert Thomson

'Read her writing for the risk, for the heart, for the imagination' - Ben Okri

'One of the most original and innovative writers to emerge in many a year' - Alex Wheatle MBE

'Unique and imaginative' - Diana Evans, Orange Prize Winner

'Creates a whole new geography of the imagination' - Michele Roberts




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