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Eddie signwriter

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This edition was published in by Pantheon Books in New York.

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A stunning debut novel--its power and prose evocative of such diverse writers as Faulkner, Ondaatje, Nabokov, and Coetzee--about a young African's international odyssey of self-discovery. Kwasi Edward Michael Dankwa--Eddie Signwriter to his clients--is a twenty-year-old painter of murals and billboards in the city of Accra, Ghana, who is buffeted by forces beyond his control and understanding as he is swept up by the passions and machinations of others. Struggling with a forbidden relationship, banished from school, held responsible for the death of a notable woman in the community, Eddie flees overland to Senegal and then, illegally, to France, determined to find a new life for himself among the immigrant communities of Paris.Following him across magnificently rendered African lands into the precincts of Paris, Eddie Signwriter gives us a spellbinding tale of rootlessness and desire, of disgrace and redemption, of politics both personal and global, of art and love. Empathic, wise, deeply humane, and luminously written, it heralds Adam Schwartzman as a writer of great promise.From the Hardcover edition.

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A stunning debut novel--its power and prose evocative of such diverse writers as Faulkner, Ondaatje, Nabokov, and Coetzee--about a young African's international odyssey of self-discovery. Kwasi Edward Michael Dankwa--Eddie Signwriter to his clients--is a twenty-year-old painter of murals and billboards in the city of Accra, Ghana, who is buffeted by forces beyond his control and understanding as he is swept up by the passions and machinations of others. Struggling with a forbidden relationship, banished from school, held responsible for the death of a notable woman in the community, Eddie flees overland to Senegal and then, illegally, to France, determined to find a new life for himself among the immigrant communities of Paris.Following him across magnificently rendered African lands into the precincts of Paris, Eddie Signwriter gives us a spellbinding tale of rootlessness and desire, of disgrace and redemption, of politics both personal and global, of art and love. Empathic, wise, deeply humane, and luminously written, it heralds Adam Schwartzman as a writer of great promise.From the Hardcover edition.

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Library of Congress PR9369.3.S32 E33 2010
Dewey 823/.914

Eddie signwriter

This edition was published in by Pantheon Books in New York.


Edition Notes

Genre
Africa, Fiction

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR9369.3.S32 E33 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23230084M
Internet Archive
eddiesignwriter00schw
ISBN 13
9780307378736
LC Control Number
2009019509
Library Thing
9084120
Goodreads
6846081

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