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If I Survive You

Jonathan Escoffery

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      SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 'Kaleidoscopic, urgent, hilarious, revelatory' MARLON JAMES 'An absolute delight to read' DIANA EVANS 'Superb … A strong, much needed new voice in our literature' PERCIVAL EVERETT 'A compelling hurricane of a book' ANN PATCHETT A major debut that follows a Jamaican family in Miami navigating recession, racism and Hurricane Andrew. 1979. Topper and Sanya flee to Miami as political violence consumes their native Kingston. But they soon learn that the welcome in America is far from warm. Trelawny, their youngest son, comes of age in a society which regards his racial ambiguity with suspicion, while their eldest son, Delano, becomes ever more reckless in his longing for a better future. As the brothers battle the many obstacles in their path – an unreliable father, racism, a financial crisis and Hurricane Andrew – they find themselves increasingly pitted against each other. Will their rivalry be the thing that finally tears their family apart? *LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION* ‘A debut so brilliant it stopped me in my tracks … Astonishing’ I NEWSPAPER 'Utterly unstoppable … a book that you simply do not want to end' IRISH TIMES 'A commanding debut from a talent to watch' OBSERVER 'Sings with authenticity and heart' ANOTHER ‘Astonishingly compact and engaging … Dazzling' JOYCE CAROL OATES A most anticipated Book of 2023 in AnOther Magazine, Huffington Post UK and i Newspaper
      CONTRIBUTORS: Jonathan Escoffery EAN: 9780008501242 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 210 g HEIGHT: 198 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: HarperCollins Publishers DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, FICTION / Family Life / General, FICTION / African American & Black / General, FICTION / Cultural Heritage WIDTH: 129 cm SPINE:

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      Relating to African American / Black American people, Satirical style / satire, Street fiction / urban fiction, Family life fiction, Satirical fiction and parodies, Narrative theme: Love and relationships, Narrative theme: Interior life, Short stories, Housing and homelessness, Social impact of disasters / accidents (natural or man-made), Psychology: emotions

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      Jonathan Escoffery is the recipient of the 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction. His fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature and elsewhere. He is a PhD fellow at the University of Southern California and in 2021 was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. If I Survive You is his first book and was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2023 and the National Book Award for Fiction in 2022.

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      SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 'Kaleidoscopic, urgent, hilarious, revelatory' MARLON JAMES 'An absolute delight to read' DIANA EVANS 'Superb … A strong, much needed new voice in our literature' PERCIVAL EVERETT 'A compelling hurricane of a book' ANN PATCHETT A major debut that follows a Jamaican family in Miami navigating recession, racism and Hurricane Andrew. 1979. Topper and Sanya flee to Miami as political violence consumes their native Kingston. But they soon learn that the welcome in America is far from warm. Trelawny, their youngest son, comes of age in a society which regards his racial ambiguity with suspicion, while their eldest son, Delano, becomes ever more reckless in his longing for a better future. As the brothers battle the many obstacles in their path – an unreliable father, racism, a financial crisis and Hurricane Andrew – they find themselves increasingly pitted against each other. Will their rivalry be the thing that finally tears their family apart? *LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION* ‘A debut so brilliant it stopped me in my tracks … Astonishing’ I NEWSPAPER 'Utterly unstoppable … a book that you simply do not want to end' IRISH TIMES 'A commanding debut from a talent to watch' OBSERVER 'Sings with authenticity and heart' ANOTHER ‘Astonishingly compact and engaging … Dazzling' JOYCE CAROL OATES A most anticipated Book of 2023 in AnOther Magazine, Huffington Post UK and i Newspaper
      CONTRIBUTORS: Jonathan Escoffery EAN: 9780008501242 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 210 g HEIGHT: 198 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: HarperCollins Publishers DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, FICTION / Family Life / General, FICTION / African American & Black / General, FICTION / Cultural Heritage WIDTH: 129 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      Relating to African American / Black American people, Satirical style / satire, Street fiction / urban fiction, Family life fiction, Satirical fiction and parodies, Narrative theme: Love and relationships, Narrative theme: Interior life, Short stories, Housing and homelessness, Social impact of disasters / accidents (natural or man-made), Psychology: emotions

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      Jonathan Escoffery is the recipient of the 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction. His fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature and elsewhere. He is a PhD fellow at the University of Southern California and in 2021 was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. If I Survive You is his first book and was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2023 and the National Book Award for Fiction in 2022.

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