The debut novel from one of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 5 Under 35
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‘Completely blew me away.’ Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under
‘One of the most dazzling debuts I’ve ever read.’ Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go
‘I’m urging everyone to read it.’ Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure
Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief.When Ada grows up and heads to college in America, a traumatic event crystallises the selves into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind, these ‘alters’ – now protective, now hedonistic – take control, shifting her life in a dangerous direction.
Sheer perfection: sexy, sensual, spiritual, wise. One of the most dazzling debuts I’ve ever read.
'This book lured me in from the first sentence. It shook me to the core. This book forges its own glorious path. Read it now. Give it to everyone you know. Read it again.’
Remarkable and daring.
I’m urging everyone to read it... an intense reading experience.
Wow. The net effect is a feeling of being peeled open, and quickly finding that skinless place to be normal. More than any novel I can remember, it feels utterly present to the place we are in the world.
The book is so shivery, so electric, that the first coherent thought you can put together as you read is that you’re watching a major new talent beginning to carve out a space for herself.
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