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    ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES
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    ISBN: 9780349143194
    Title: ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES
    Author: OBIOMA CHIGOZIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this contemporary twist of Homer's ODYSSEY, in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about the tension between destiny and determination.

    The second novel by the author of THE FISHERMEN (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize)

    Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump to her death from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his most prized chickens into the water below to demonstrate the severity of the fall. The woman, Ndali, is moved by his sacrifice.

    Bonded by this strange night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family, and when they officially object to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a small college in Cyprus. Once in Cyprus, he discovers that all is not what it seems. Furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further and further away from his dream, from Ndali and the place he called home.

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $32.99

    • Price: $32.99
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