The Fishermen
Sep 2016
Genre: New Author
Book Description:

In the 1990s Nigeria, four brothers from a quite middle-class family--the oldest 15, and the youngest nine--take advantage of their father's extended absence to skip school and go fishing at a forbidden river. There they encounter Abulu, a vision-seeing madman whose prophecy of violence will follow the boys through their lives, and shake up their family in both devastatingly tragic and yet redemptive ways.  Already deemed a "classic tale of boyhood," The Fishermen is both a coming-of-age novel, and a powerful portrait of familial and brotherly bonds, and what happens when trust--the main chord that binds a family--is broken.

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