That Reminds Me (Hardback)
  • That Reminds Me (Hardback)
zoom

That Reminds Me (Hardback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£12.99
Hardback 128 Pages
Published: 14/11/2019

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

A work which defies easy categorisation, Owusu’s incendiary coming-of-age tale is an intensely raw yet lyrical narrative, relayed in clipped, precise fragments. 

Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2020

Anansi, your four gifts raised to nyame granted you no power over the stories I tell...

This is the story of K.

K is sent into care before a year marks his birth. He grows up in fields and woods, and he is happy, he thinks. When K is eleven, the city reclaims him. He returns to an unknown mother and a part-time father, trading the fields for flats and a community that is alien to him. Slowly, he finds friends. Eventually, he finds love. He learns how to navigate the city. But as he grows, he begins to realise that he needs more than the city can provide. He is a man made of pieces. Pieces that are slowly breaking apart

That Reminds Me is the story of one young man, from birth to adulthood, told in fragments of memory. It explores questions of identity, belonging, addiction, sexuality, violence, family and religion. It is a deeply moving and completely original work of literature from one of the brightest British writers of today.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781529118599
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 17 mm

That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu

Description

A story told in fragments, a lifetime recalled in memories; That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu is an entirely original new work from one of Britain's most exciting writers. 

You may also be interested in...

Babylonia
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback
The Silence In Between
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Meet Me at Rainbow Corner
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Long Island Compromise
Added to basket
Parade
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Scaffolding
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Resolution
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Scripted
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
The Exile
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
The Cracked Mirror
Added to basket
£22.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Last Song of Penelope
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Resolution
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Imposter Syndrome
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback
The King’s Mother
Added to basket
The Third Love
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Scripted
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback
Little Rot
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
Same As It Ever Was
Added to basket

“Erratic and unfocused”

Difficult to nail down, this was like trying to hear somebody calling to you through a storm. You miss the words, the meaning, and the message and story comes out largely garbled. I did understand what the general... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 24

“A difficult but beautiful read”

Each chapter is like a beautifully crafted poem... it’s not always easy to grasp what’s going on but the fragments of memory do build up a heartbreaking story of a young boy’s journey through to adulthood. Well worth... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 23

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: