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Akwaeke Emezi

The INSTANT Sunday Times Bestseller: ‘Emezi is a dream of a writer. My heart soared and shook and panted.’ Bolu Babalola

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She’s landed in the perfect place . . . to fall for the wrong man.

A summer must’ Stylist
Gripping from page one’ Vogue
‘Raunchy, sad and uplifting’ Grazia
THE book of hot girl summer’ Bustle

Have you fallen for this international bestselling novelist’s sizzling hot entrance into the world of romance?

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime:

Feyi is about to be given the chance to escape the City’s blistering heat for a dream island holiday: poolside cocktails, beach sunsets, and elaborate meals. And as the sun goes down on her old life our heroine also might just be ready to open her heart to someone new…

The only problem is, she’s falling for the one man she absolutely can’t have.

‘Emezi is a dream of a writer. My heart soared and shook and panted.’ Bolu Babalola

Critic Reviews

'Emezi is a dream of a writer. My heart soared and shook and panted. A rich, complex, beautiful love story, exquisitely told. Emezi builds worlds and characters that you just want to marinate in.'

Bolu Babalola
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By turns raunchy, sad and uplifting.

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'Messy, moving, heart in-your-mouth stuff, told in dazzling prose.'

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'A riveting and emotional exploration of grief and taking a second chance on love.'

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'One incredible romance you won’t want to miss!"

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'This contemporary romance [is] filled with Akwaeke Emezi's powerful and beautiful writing.'

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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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