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Chigozie Obioma

A striking debut novel about an unforgettable childhood, by a Nigerian writer the New York Times has crowned "the heir to Chinua Achebe."Told by nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of a childhood in Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river, they meet a madman who persuades the oldest of the boys that he is destined to be killed by one of his siblings. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact-both tragic and redemptive-will transcend the lives and imaginations of the book's characters and readers. Dazzling and viscerally powerful, THE FISHERMEN is an essential novel about Africa, seen through the prism of one family's destiny.

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Chigozie Obioma

In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990's, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family.Told from the point of view of nine year old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990's Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their strict father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the ominous, forbidden nearby river, they meet a dangerous local madman who persuades the oldest of the boys that he is destined to be killed by one of his siblings. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact-both tragic and redemptive-will transcend the lives and imaginations of its characters and its readers. Dazzling and viscerally powerful, The Fishermen never leaves Akure but the story it tells has enormous universal appeal. Seen through the prism of one family's destiny, this is an essential novel about Africa with all of its contradictions-economic, political, and religious-and the epic beauty of its own culture. With this bold debut, Chigozie Obioma emerges as one of the most original new voices of modern African literature, echoing its older generation's masterful storytelling with a contemporary fearlessness and purpose.

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T.H. Eddins

It appeared directly overhead like a bright new star before bursting into an intense glare. A shock wave followed, and the ocean hissed as a hot mist enveloped the inhabitants of a remote South Pacific island. They could taste it and feel it on their skin and in their eyes. A few nights later, the ocean began to glow like an enormous firefly. The islanders were the only human witnesses. Their home sat near the center of a glowing patch of ocean nearly two thousand miles wide, an incredible display of luminescence that lasted three days. The ocean appeared to return to normal, but there was something in the water, and over time, it would spread to all the oceans of the planet. Nearly three hundred years later, passengers and crewmembers on a cruise ship, fishing trawlers, and submarines began losing their minds, and marine mammals began beaching in odd patterns. Military vessels lost power or were inexplicably rerouted. Dr. Peter Millbrook, lead scientist at a vaccine research lab, took a trip to the beach, intending to spend some time alone. Instead, he had unexpected company. He thought it was all in his mind, but video from a surveillance drone indicated otherwise. When the aliens finally made contact, they claimed to be peaceful, and sought to coexist with the human race. After surviving the initial shock, humanity flourished. It all seemed too good to be true.

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T.H. Eddins

It appeared directly overhead like a bright new star before bursting into an intense glare. A shock wave followed, and the ocean hissed as a hot mist enveloped the inhabitants of a remote South Pacific island. They could taste it and feel it on their skin and in their eyes. A few nights later, the ocean began to glow like an enormous firefly. The islanders were the only human witnesses. Their home sat near the center of a glowing patch of ocean nearly two thousand miles wide, an incredible display of luminescence that lasted three days. The ocean appeared to return to normal, but there was something in the water, and over time, it would spread to all the oceans of the planet.Nearly three hundred years later, passengers and crewmembers on a cruise ship, fishing trawlers, and submarines began losing their minds, and marine mammals began beaching in odd patterns. Military vessels lost power or were inexplicably rerouted.Dr. Peter Millbrook took a trip to the beach, intending to spend some time alone. Instead, he had unexpected company. He thought it was all in his head, but video from a surveillance drone indicated otherwise. When the aliens finally made contact, they claimed to be peaceful, and sought to coexist with the human race. After surviving the initial shock, humanity flourished. It all seemed too good to be true.