The Resource Stay With Me

Stay With Me

Label
Stay With Me
Title
Stay With Me
Statement of responsibility
Ayobami Adebayo
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything. But when her relatives insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear. Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, Stay With Me is a story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the power of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. It is a tale about the desperate attempts we make to save ourselves, and those we love, from heartbreak
Summary
Despite cultural pressures for her husband to take a second wife, Yejide trusts that Akin would never do so... until, after four years of failing to conceive a child, he does. Under constant scrutiny to conceive and keeping secrets from one other, the couple struggles while their marriage falters and the country's political system crumbles. Alternating chapters told from each characters' perspective capture both the agony of would-be parents struggling with infertility, and the broader turmoil in Nigeria during the late 1980s. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
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10562826
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1988-
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Adebayo, Ayobami
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Stay With Me
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aa719cf9-a16a-43c0-a2c4-8200e2594c8e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781782119593
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Stay With Me
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aa719cf9-a16a-43c0-a2c4-8200e2594c8e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781782119593
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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