Paperback edition released 15/02/2022

by Akwaeke Emezi

Bitter Synopsis

From the critically acclaimed author of Pet and The Death of Vivek Oji, Bitter, takes a timely and provocative look at the power of youth, protest and art. Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting surrounded by other creative teens. But outside this haven, the streets are filled with protests against the deep injustices that grip the town of Lucille. Bitter's instinct is to stay safe within the walls of Eucalyptus . . . but her friends aren't willing to settle for a world that the adults say is 'just the way things are.' Pulled between old friendships, her creative passion, and a new romance, Bitter isn't sure where she belongs - in the art studio or in the streets. And if she does find a way to help the revolution while being true to who she is, she must also ask: at what cost?

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780571371198
Publication date: 15th February 2022
Author: Akwaeke Emezi
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Primary Genre Children’s / Teenage fiction: Speculative, dystopian and utopian fiction

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ISBN: 9780571371198
Publication date: 15/02/2022
Format: Paperback

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About Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi (they/them) is the author of Pet, a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, a Walter Honor Book and a Stonewall Honor Book. Selected as a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation, they are based in liminal spaces.

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