The Baby Is Mine: Quick Reads (Paperback)
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The Baby Is Mine: Quick Reads (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 27/05/2021
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When his girlfriend throws him out during the pandemic, Bambi has to go to his Uncle's house in lock-down Lagos. He arrives during a blackout, and is surprised to find his Aunty Bidemi sitting in a candlelit room with another woman. They both claim to be the mother of the baby boy, fast asleep in his crib.

At night Bambi is kept awake by the baby's cries, and during the days he is disturbed by a cockerel that stalks the garden. There is sand in the rice. A blood stain appears on the wall. Someone scores tribal markings into the baby's cheeks. Who is lying and who is telling the truth?

'Braithwaite excels at narrative voice, morally compromised characters and original, subversive plots... Part drama, part thriller, it is a gripping distillation of Braithwaite's distinctive brand of comic domestic noir.' Evening Standard

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781838952563
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 98 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm
Edition: Main


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'Braithwaite excels at narrative voice, morally compromised characters and original, subversive plots... Part drama, part thriller, it is a gripping distillation of Braithwaite's distinctive brand of comic domestic noir.' * Evening Standard *
[A] blackly funny and original drama * Daily Mail *

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“Quick Read 2021”

I am a fan of the quick reads each year, perfectly sized for a little commute read or just to squeeze in a little read before bedtime.
So a quick read from the author of the very successful My Sister , The Serial... More

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John's Bookshelf

“A story of lies, stereotypes, and dispute, set during the pandemic.”

Bambi’s girlfriend throws him out after finding out he has cheated on her. With nowhere else to go during the pandemic lockdown, Bambi drives to his aunt’s cottage, knowing it would be unoccupied, but when he... More

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Emma Shaw

“Entertaining, suspenseful and darkly funny”

The Baby is Mine is the first book I’ve read that is actually set during the pandemic. Darkly funny, claustrophobic and readable, it takes place in Nigeria during the first lockdown

Bambi has been kicked out by his... More

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