By Teju Cole
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A haunting novel approximately identification, dislocation, and heritage, Teju Cole’s Open City is a profound paintings by means of a major new writer who has a lot to assert approximately our state and our world.
alongside the streets of long island, a tender Nigerian general practitioner named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his contemporary breakup together with his female friend, his current, his previous. He encounters humans from varied cultures and sessions who will offer perception on his journey—which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his early life, and into the main unrecognizable aspects of his personal soul.
“[A] prismatic debut . . . appealing, refined, [and] original.”—The New Yorker
“A mental hand grenade.”—The Atlantic
“Magnificent . . . a remarkably resonant feat of prose.”—The Seattle Times
“A special and poetic meditation on love, race, identification, friendship, reminiscence, [and] dislocation.”—The Economist