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Open city [electronic resource (EPUB eBook)]: a novel / Teju Cole. Saved in: Processing (CPL) - eBooks (EPUB) - Adult Fiction. A New York Times Notable Book • One of the ten top novels of the year —Time and NPR NAMED A BEST BOOK ON MORE THAN TWENTY. Open City. 'The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. Nigeria was like that.
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All rights reserved. Nigerian immigrant Julius, a young graduate student studying psychiatry in New York City, has recently broken up with his girlfriend and spends most of his time dreamily walking around Manhattan. Along the way, he meets many people and often has long discussions with them about philosophy and politics.
Brought up in a military school, he seems to welcome these conversations. Upon returning to New York, he meets a young Nigerian woman who profoundly changes the way he sees himself. Readers who enjoy stream-of-consciousness narratives and fiction infused with politics will find this unique and pensive book a charming read. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: August 4, Language: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Literary Fiction.
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Cole has the astonishing gift of understanding how to write movement through time and space so that it is not merely described but directly experienced. The book has many other excellent qualities, but it is this intimate understanding of how to manage cognitive cues in language that makes Cole's work and vision so extraordinary. I have been reading fiction of many kinds for many years, and Open City seemed to allow me to pass through a door I didn't know was there.
I notice that many reviewers adore the book. For good reason, I would say. If you appreciate introspection, quiet meditations on history, architecture, art, and psychology, they are all here.
Cole also has several very touching pieces of relationships that allow a different sort of depth to emerge in his writing. Yes, and then there's the writing itself. Beautiful, distinctive prose. I grew up in NYC and his descriptions of his walks through various parts of the city were haunting and vivid.
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