Acclaimed author Teju Cole’s writing has appeared in numerous journals in Nigeria and the United States. His second novel, Open City is the story of a Nigerian-German psychiatrist making a living in New York City five years after the Twin Towers were destroyed. The tale emerges as a rich and unforgettable meditation of life and culture.
"Reminiscent of the works of W.G. Sebald, this dreamy, incantatory debut was the most beautiful novel I read this year—the kind of book that remains on your nightstand long after you finish so that you can continue dipping in occasionally as a nighttime consolation." (Ruth Franklin, The New Republic)
"A psychological hand grenade." (Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic, Best Books I Read This Year)
“A meditative and startlingly clear-eyed first novel.” (Newsweek/Daily Beast Writers’ Favorite Books 2011)
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A Rich Tapestry
Stream of consciousness novel