In her brilliantly inventive debut collection, Vanessa Onwuemezi takes
readers on a surreal and haunting journey through a landscape on the
edge of time. At the border with another world, a line of people wait
for the gates to open; on the floor of a lonely room, a Born Winner runs
through his life's achievements and losses; in a suburban garden, a man
witnesses a murder that pushes him out into the community. Struggling
to realize the human ideals of love and freedom, the characters of Dark
Neighbourhood roam instead the depths of alienation, loss and shame.
With a detached eye and hallucinatory vision, they observe the worlds around them as the line between dream and reality dissolves and they themselves begin to fragment. Electrifying and heady, and written with a masterful lyrical precision, Dark Neighbourhood heralds the arrival of a strikingly original new voice in fiction.
Dark Neighbourhood - Vanessa Onwuemezi
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