GraceLand: A Novel

By: Abani, Chris

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Thank you for supporting Last Word Books and independent bookstores. Hard cover with DJ. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards and DJ. Clean, tight binding.


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In this dazzling debut by a singular new talent, the sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Broke, beset by floods and beatings by his alcoholic father, and with no job opportunities in sight, Elvis is tempted by a life of crime. Thus begins his odyssey into the dangerous underworld of Lagos, guided by his friend Redemption and accompanied by a restless hybrid of voices, including the King of Beggars, Sunday, Innocent, and Comfort. Ultimately, young Elvis, drenched in reggae and jazz, and besotted with American film heroes and images, must find his way to a Graceland of his own.

Title: GraceLand: A Novel

Author Name: Abani, Chris

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2004-02-15

ISBN Number: 0374165890

ISBN Number 13: 9780374165895

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 201110029