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