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10 thoughts on “Freshwater

  1. says:

    When I got the depths of this novel, here during these dark hours, I was blown away My eyes were misty at the end.It s absolutely the most brilliant creative book written of its kind.It became personal to me.looking back at my own journey my own struggles my own fight my own growth my own inner peace.At one point I kept thinking, No wonder it s soooo hard for people to get well No wonder people repeat the same repetitive unwanted behaviors for years.I don t usually write revie When I got the depths of this novel, here during these dark hours, I was blown away My eyes were misty at the end.It s absolutely the most brilliant creative book written of its kind.It became personal to me.looking back at my own journey my own struggles my own fight my own growth my own inner peace.At one point I kept thinking, No wonder it s soooo hard for people to get well No wonder people repeat the same repetitive unwanted behaviors for years.I don t usually write reviews on my iPhone from bed I m usually not this vague about the story either But honestly it s best to TAKE THIS BOOK IN.read each wo...


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    This was absolutely stunning From the very first page I knew I was in for something extraordinary and unlike anything I have ever read This debut combines many things I adore in books unconventional framing and unreliable narrators, a story that gets recontextualized constantly and kept me on my toes, a basis in mythology that informed but did not over shadow the actual story, perfect sentence structure that packs an unbelievable punch, and so manythings that I am still struggling to ad This was absolutely stunning From the very first page I knew I was in for something extraordinary and unlike anything I have ever read This debut combines many things I adore in books unconventional framing and unreliable narrators, a story that gets recontextualized constantly and kept me on my toes, a basis in mythology that informed but did not over shadow the actual story, perfect sentence structure that packs an unbelievable punch, and so manythings that I am still struggling to adequately talk about.This is Ada s story, oraccurately Ada s and her other personalities story The first part is told in a we perspective from her alternate personalities, brothersisters based in Nigerian mythology, that frame her story in what that means to them rather than her The Ada, as she is called by them, then moves to the US where a traumatic events leads to a further fragmentation of self, As...


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    It s not easy to persuade a human to end their life they re very attached to it, even when it makes them miserable, and Ada was no different But it s not the decision to cross back that s difficult it s the crossing itself.Akwaeke Emezi s Freshwater is a novel of layers that do not always nicely overlap in fact, the pieces often seem to not fit together at all It is a novel born from trauma and emotional paroxysms, a read that erupts with them throughout You have to peel back the layers t It s not easy to persuade a human to end their l...


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    4 fresh, imaginative stars to Freshwater The most creative book I ve read this year I have read nothing like Freshwater before It is hard to categorize It is literary fiction, but what else Magical realism Mysticism The author noted at the end that this was her spiritual book, so I will go with spiritual literary fiction I went with the literal flow while I was reading Freshwater could be murky, even incoherent, at times Ada was born...


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    5 DEBUT DedicationTo those of uswith one footon the other side By the time she our body struggled out into the world, slick and louder than a village of storms, the gates were left open We should have been anchored in her by then, asleep inside her membranes and synched with her mind That would have been the safest way But since the gates were open, not closed against remembrance, we became confused We were at once old and newborn We were her and yet not We were not conscious but 5 DEBUT DedicationTo those of uswith one footon the other side By the time she our body struggled out into the world, slick and louder than a village of storms, the gates were left open We should have been anchored in her by then, asleep inside her memb...


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    Freshwater is a stunning novel, one that I dove into and couldn t surface out of for a while It s like a pool of dark water that you don t really even want to get out of And I was sad when the book finished despite it being quite a violent and shaking experience I am not lying when I say I intend to read it again.This re...


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    I had known this book was as evil, dark and sinful as it was, I probably wouldn t have bothered to read it But now that I ve marinated the story in my mind for a while, I can confidently declare that Freshwater is so muchthan it s insane level of lust and blasphemy Freshwater is a dark, layered tale based in and out of the spiritual realm, which focuses on how past traumas deeply affect one s well being and mental health the FULL review I had known this book was as evil, dark and sinful as it was, I probably wouldn t have bothered to read it But now that I ve marinate...


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    It s hard to talk about something that has no precedent Freshwater is utterly unique, and the result is breathtaking It s a dark, sensual, and thoughtful novel about a young woman coming to terms with and accepting the multiple identities that define her.The details of Ada s life raised in Nigeria, relocated to the U.S for college are only an elemental framework for what is ultimately an introspective story The majority of this book is narrated by a chorus of Ada s selves conceptualize It s hard to talk about something that has no precedent Freshwater is utterly unique, and the result is breathtaking It s a dark, sensual, and thoughtful novel about a young woman coming to terms with and accepting the multiple identities that define her.The details of Ada s life raised in Nigeria, relocated to the U.S for college are only an elemental framework for what is ultimately an introspective story The majority of this book is narrated by a chorus of Ada s selves conceptualized as Nigerian ogbanje until a traumatic assault in college causes two of these selves to take shape, as As g...


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    I think that the best praise a book can get is having the reader think to himself this is something that I have never read , and this is what made Freshwater for me such an outstanding experience, the fact that I had no prior book that I could compare it to, it was completely new territory It is also what makes it so damn hard to review, there are all these feelings mixed up in my mind and making sense of them is just as hard as it was for Ada to make sense of herself For starters, it is real I think that the best praise a book can get is having the reader think to himself this is something that I have never read , and this is what made Freshwater for me such an outstanding experience, the fact that I had no prior book that I could compare it to, it was completely new territory It is also what makes it so damn hard to review, there are all these feelings mixed up in my mind and making sense of them is just as hard as it was for Ada to make sense of herself For starters, it is really hard to make sense of what genre you should place it in, but then you realize that labeling is just what this book tries to fight, so doing it to it feels wrong Akwaeke tells the story of Ada, a girl that since her birth has always been conside...


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    I was pulled in to this story narrated by the author of Ada, who is a gift from the plural Igbo serpent god to her parents for praying the right way But because they were the child, the god s own her, and are always with her There is a disturbing description of it at the beginning where they go inside the lining of her uterus, among other places During a traumatic event, they take hold of Ada s body and then have the ability to completely take over when they want or need to If she has s I was pulled in to this story narrated by the author of Ada, who is a gift from the plural Igbo serpent god to her parents for praying the right way But because they were the child, the god s own her, and are always with her There is a disturbing descrip...


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Freshwater An Extraordinary Debut Novel, Freshwater Explores The Surreal Experience Of Having A Fractured Self It Centers Around A Young Nigerian Woman, Ada, Who Develops Separate Selves Within Her As A Result Of Being Born With One Foot On The Other Side Unsettling, Heartwrenching, Dark, And Powerful, Freshwater Is A Sharp Evocation Of A Rare Way Of Experiencing The World, One That Illuminates How We All Construct Our Identities.Ada Begins Her Life In The South Of Nigeria As A Troubled Baby And A Source Of Deep Concern To Her Family Her Parents, Saul And Saachi, Successfully Prayed Her Into Existence, But As She Grows Into A Volatile And Splintered Child, It Becomes Clear That Something Went Terribly Awry When Ada Comes Of Age And Moves To America For College, The Group Of Selves Within Her Grows In Power And Agency A Traumatic Assault Leads To A Crystallization Of Her Alternate Selves As Ghara And Saint Vincent As Ada Fades Into The Background Of Her Own Mind And These Selves Now Protective, Now Hedonistic Move Into Control, Ada S Life Spirals In A Dark And Dangerous Direction.Narrated By The Various Selves Within Ada And Based In The Author S Realities, Freshwater Dazzles With Ferocious Energy And Serpentine Grace, Heralding The Arrival Of A Fierce New Literary Voice.