Katy Goodwin-Bates

Critic

USA

Obsessive reader. Forced to teach in order to pay for books and biscuits. Self-proclaimed YA expert, literary fiction lover and devotee of Victorian novels.

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Date: 01 Aug 2017 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
The Premise: the daughters, wives and mothers in Lesley Nneka Arimah’s remarkable debut collection find themselves in extraordinary situations: a woman whose mother’s ghost appears to have stepped out of a family snapshot, another who, exhausted by childlessness, resorts to fashioning a charmed infant out of human hair, a ‘grief worker’ with a miraculous ability to remove emotional pain – at a price. What unites them is the toughness of ...