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Caleb Azumah Nelson

Open Water : Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2021

€12,95
Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists - he a photographer, she a dancer - trying to make their mark in a city that by turns celebrates and rejects them.

Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence. At once an achingly beautiful love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity, Open Water asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees you only as a Black body, to be vulnerable when you are only respected for strength, to find safety in love, only to lose it.

With gorgeous, soulful intensity, Caleb Azumah Nelson has written the most essential British debut of recent years.


Format: Paperback
Published: UK, 2022
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 208
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780241448786
ISBN 10: 0241448786
 

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Open Water : Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2021

€12,95