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Pet

by Akwaeke Emezi

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults Debut Books of the Month Family Drama

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In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices a young person can make when the adults around them are in denial.

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Pet Synopsis

How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?

She stumbled backwards, her eyes wide, as the figure started coming out of the canvas ... She tried to be brave. Well, she said, her hands only a little shaky, at least tell me what I should call you. ... Well, little girl, it replied, I suppose you can call me Pet.

There are no more monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. With doting parents and a best friend named Redemption, Jam has grown up with this lesson all her life. But when she meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colours and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth.

Pet Press Reviews

‘A powerful and highly original YA debut’ The Bookseller

‘A major new talent.’ Vox

‘An outstanding and original talent.’ Psychologies Updated

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ISBN: 9780571355112
Publication date: 07/11/2019
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571355112
Publication date: 7th November 2019
Author: Akwaeke Emezi
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Debuts of the Month, Family Drama,
Categories: Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. They are a recipient of the National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' award for 2018, selected by Carmen Maria Machado. Born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria, Emezi holds two degrees, including an MPA from New York University. In 2017, Emezi was awarded a Global Arts Fund grant and a Sozopol Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction. They won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa, and their writing has been published by Dazed Magazine, The Cut, Buzzfeed, Granta Online, Vogue.com, and Commonwealth Writers, among others. Freshwater, ...

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