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Bitter

Akwaeke Emezi

From the critically acclaimed author of Pet and The Death of Vivek Oji, Bitter, takes a timely and provocative look at the power of youth, protest and art.

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£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571371198
Date Published
15.02.2022
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Summary

From the critically acclaimed author of Pet and The Death of Vivek Oji, Bitter, takes a timely and provocative look at the power of youth, protest and art.

Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting surrounded by other creative teens. But outside this haven, the streets are filled with protests against the deep injustices that grip the town of Lucille.

Bitter’s instinct is to stay safe within the walls of Eucalyptus . . . but her friends aren’t willing to settle for a world that the adults say is ‘just the way things are.’ Pulled between old friendships, her creative passion, and a new romance, Bitter isn’t sure where she belongs – in the art studio or in the streets. And if she does find a way to help the revolution while being true to who she is, she must also ask: at what cost?

Critic Reviews

If you enjoyed the blurring of monsters and angels in Pet, you will love Bitter... real and heart-breaking. I will be thinking about this for years

L. D. Lapinski
Critic Reviews

Emezi builds a fully realised world full of injustice and the sci-fi elements are quite terrifying and imaginative. Important and moving.

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Critic Reviews

Emezi triumphantly returns to the town of Lucille, exploring its history of monsters and angels, in this outstanding novel of safety, protest, art and power. A stunning and urgent companion novel to Pet.

Lizzie Huxley-Jones
Critic Reviews

A powerful book

Books for Keeps
Critic Reviews

A much anticipated companion novel... complex and great for readers of all ages.

Buzzfeed
Critic Reviews

Timely and riveting

Book Riot
AkwaekeEmezi

Akwaeke Emezi (they/them) is the author of the memoir Dear Senthuran; New York Times bestseller The Death of Vivek Oji, which was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize; Pet, a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature; and Freshwater, which was named a New York Times Notable Book, longlisted for both the Wellcome Book Prize and the…

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