Here Again Now (Hardback)Okechukwu Nzelu (author)
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The acclaimed author of The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney delivers a deeply intimate, heartbreakingly beautiful novel about lovers, fathers and sons, perfect for fans of Shuggie Bain and The Vanishing Half.
From award-winning author Okechukwu Nzelu comes a spellbinding literary novel that asks, how do you move forward when the past keeps pulling you back?
Achike Okoro feels like his life is coming together at last. His top-floor flat in Peckham is as close to home as he can imagine and after years of hard work, he's about to get his break as an actor. He's even persuaded his father, Chibuike, to move in with him, grateful to offer the man who raised him as a single parent a home of his own.
Between filming trips, Achike is snatching a few days in London with Ekene, his best friend of twenty years, the person who makes him feel whole. Achike can put the terrible things that happened behind him at last; everything is going to be alright. Maybe even better.
But after a magical night, when Achike and Ekene come within a hair's breadth of admitting their feelings for each other, a devastating event rips all three men apart. In the aftermath, it is Ekene and Chibuike who must try to rebuild. And although they have never truly understood each other, grief may bring them both the peace and happiness they've been searching for...
A heartbreaking and immensely uplifting novel about lovers, fathers and sons. If you love The Vanishing Half, Shuggie Bain or Moonlight then you'll adore this this incredibly moving book that shows the power of family - both the one into which we are born and those we choose for ourselves.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 242 x 172 x 30 mm
'A beautiful exploration of grief and family, written in exquisite prose and told with compassion and tenderness.' - Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half
'Tender and honest, pulsing with love. Nzelu is the future of Black British writing.' - Derek Owusu, author of That Reminds Me
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