Becoming Abigail / Edition 1

Becoming Abigail / Edition 1

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by Chris Abani
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1888451947

ISBN-13: 2901888451947

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: Akashic Books

TOUGH, SPIRITED, AND FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself in the shadow of a strong but dead mother, and trying to save the one lover she has chosen in her short life, her social worker-disgraced and now facing charges. In spare yet

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TOUGH, SPIRITED, AND FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself in the shadow of a strong but dead mother, and trying to save the one lover she has chosen in her short life, her social worker-disgraced and now facing charges. In spare yet haunting and lyrical prose reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Abani brings to life a young woman who lives with a strength and inner light that will enlighten and uplift the reader.

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ISBN-13:
2901888451947
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120

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Becoming Abigail 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was agreat read- very intense, Chris abani had come to my school and read from this book and from then ive become an avid reader of his books. its great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novella provides proof that sometimes life just deals you a rotten hand. The heartbreaking story of Abigail is a metaphor for the cruelity of humanity at its absolute worse and how a tender, caring moment can change everything. A story like this reminds you of just how good you have it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, with its intriguing plot revealed through alternating 'then' and 'now' chapters. It is a fascinating look into the mind of a young girl who believes that her destruction will bring her healing.
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