- File Size: 421 KB
- Print Length: 138 pages
- Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (February 10, 2012)
- Publication Date: February 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0087HNWHG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,643,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
They Hover Over Us Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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His unflinchingly honest prose reveals a cavalcade of characters from cheating husbands pretending to be dead, coupling cousins, pathetic fakers who struggle to be regarded as useful and competent, and misanthropic lawyers who secretly sneer at women trying to hide the dark hair on their upper lips.
His facility as a storyteller allows you to enter into a range of characters' heads via tales that are alternately wryly humorous, ponderous, and sometimes outright hilarious while his commentary on the socioeconomic ravages to the region hovers over the reader like the still smokestacks of so many depressed mill towns. And when you reach the last page, you'll feel something close to devastation to have finished the last story in this exquisitely crafted collection.
That economy applies to the story arcs as well.
His stories are short on dramatic events, which tend to happen "off-camera" as it were. His characters aren't given to screaming confrontations or dramatic actions.
Yet the impact is that much greater because of it. A turn of naturalistic conversation, a quiet revelation on the part of a story's protagonist, will suddenly change everything with a devastating emotional wallop.