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The Days of Afrekete A Novel

Solomon, Asali. (Author). Cloud (Added Author).

Summary: -- The Dutch House -- The Days of Afrekete Liselle Belmont is having a dinner party. It seems a strange occasionâher husband, Winn, has lost his bid for the state legislatureâbut what better way to thank key supporters than a feast? Liselle was never sure about her husband becoming a politician, never sure about the limelight, never sure about the life of fundraising and stump speeches. Then an FBI agent calls to warn her that Winn might be facing corruption charges. An avalanche of questions tumbles around her: Is it possible heâs guilty? Who are they to each other; who have they become? How much of herself has she lostâand was it worth it? And just this minute, how will she make it through this dinner party? Across town, Selena Octave is making her way through the same day, the same way she always doesâone foot in front of the other, keeping quiet and focused, trying not to see the terrors all around her. Homelessness, starving children, the very living horrors of history that made America possible: these and other thoughts have made it difficult for her to live an easy life. The only time she was ever really happy was with Liselle, back in college. But theyâve lost touch, so much so that when they ran into each other at a drugstore just after Obama was elected president, they barely spoke. But as the day wears on, memories of Liselle begin to shift Selenaâs path. Inspired by Mrs. DallowayThe Days of Afrekete is a deft, expertly layered, naturally funny, and deeply human examination of two women coming back to themselves at midlife. It is a watchful celebration of our choices and where they take us, the people who change us, and how we can reimagine ourselves even when our lives seem set.

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  • ISBN: 9780374721909
  • Physical Description: 208 p.
    1 online resource
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  • Publisher: [S.l.] : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.

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Electronic book.
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Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021 Available via World Wide Web.
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Format: Adobe EPUB
Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 496.0 KB)
Subject: FICTION|Literary|
FICTION|African American|Contemporary Women|
FICTION|Contemporary Women|
Genre: Electronic books.

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