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A Spell of Good Things Signed Edition

Ayobami Adebayo author

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Canongate Books

Published: 9th Feb '23



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A spellbinding novel about family secrets and bonds, thwarted hope and the brutal realities of life in a society rife with inequality, from the Women's Prize-shortlisted author

MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2023: the Observer, Guardian, Financial Times, Stylist, the Express and Oprah Daily

Ayòbámi Adébáyò, the Women's Prize-shortlisted author of Stay With Me, unveils a dazzling story of modern Nigeria and two families caught in the riptides of wealth, power, romantic obsession and political corruption.

Eniola is tall for his age, a boy who looks like a man. His father has lost his job, so Eniola spends his days running errands for the local tailor, collecting newspapers and begging, dreaming of a big future.

Wuraola is a golden girl, the perfect child of a wealthy family. Now an exhausted young doctor in her first year of practice, she is beloved by Kunle, the volatile son of family friends.

When a local politician takes an interest in Eniola and sudden violence shatters a family party, Wuraola and Eniola's lives become intertwined. In this breathtaking novel, Ayòbámi Adébáyò shines her light on Nigeria, on the gaping divide between the haves and the have-nots, and the shared humanity that lives in between.

A moving story, skilfully told, about Eniola, a boy whose future has been snatched away from him, and Wuraola, a talented, overworked junior doctor, whose intertwined narratives combine to produce an insightful portrait of an unequal and deeply divided society moving towards a terrible crisis. A Spell of Good Things is both gripping and memorable -- PAT BARKER
[Adebayo] has delivered a poised and luminous love story set against the backdrop of a violent contemporary Nigeria * * Observer * *
[A Spell of Good Things] could not be more timely, chronicling struggles of class and gender in Nigeria set against the backdrop of fiercely contested and corrosive elections -- AFUA HIRSCH
Adebayo's mesmerizing prose is suffused with heart and sharp emotions. Every page of this book was a pleasure to read. Even the hard parts. A Spell of Good Things is a triumph of storytelling -- CHIKA UNIGWE
All characters matter in Ayobami Adebayo's intricate, haunting and timely fictional exploration of classism and sexism set in Nigeria's election season -- SEFI ATTA
Ayobami Adebayo is a natural storyteller, a spellbinder. Her expansive second novel is Dickensian in scope and execution. It sparkles -- HELON HABILA
It is wonderful that Ayobami Adebayo has delivered a novel that takes all the promise of her debut Stay With Me to another fabulous level. Her writing has a captivating power that becomes irresistible, detail by detail, page by page, making A Spell of Good Things a truly unforgettable read -- MARGARET BUSBY
Charged with an explosive satirical energy as it brings the personal and the political crashing together * * Guardian * *
Spellbinding . . . Beautiful writing and a story that we found truly unforgettable * * Glamour UK * *
Adebayo is a gifted storyteller and [A Spell of Good Things] does not disappoint * * Oprah Daily * *

  • Short-listed for People's Book Prize – Fiction 2022/2023 (UK)

ISBN: 9781838856045-S

Dimensions: 220mm x 144mm x 33mm

Weight: 464g

352 pages