Stay with Me
by Ayobami Adebayo


Overview - A New York Times Notable Book

Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Wall Street Journal , The Economist , Chicago Tribune , BuzzFeed , Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post, Southern Living , The Skimm

Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize and the 9mobile Prize for Literature

Longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize

A 2017 BEA Buzz Panel Selection

A Belletrist Book-of-the-Month

A Sarah Jessica Parker Book Club Selection

Ilesa, Nigeria.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A New York Times Notable Book

Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Chicago Tribune, BuzzFeed, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post, Southern Living, The Skimm

Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize and the 9mobile Prize for Literature

Longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize

A 2017 BEA Buzz Panel Selection

A Belletrist Book-of-the-Month

A Sarah Jessica Parker Book Club Selection

Ilesa, Nigeria. Ever since they first met and fell in love at university, Yejide and Akin have agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage--after consulting fertility doctors and healers, and trying strange teas and unlikely cures--Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time--until her in-laws arrive on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant. Which, finally, she does--but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine. The unforgettable story of a marriage as seen through the eyes of both husband and wife, Stay With Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781101974414
  • ISBN-10: 1101974419
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: July 2018
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Times, Stay with Me, the remarkable debut novel from Nigerian author Ayobami Adebayo, focuses on the troubled marriage of Yejide and Akin. The pair fall in love quickly during their university years in Nigeria, and although polygamy is commonplace in their culture, both feel that the custom doesn’t suit them. As time goes by and Yejide fails to get pregnant, she seeks the advice of doctors and traditional healers—to no avail. Matters go from bad to worse when she learns that Akin, under pressure from both of their families, has taken a second wife. Desperate to salvage their relationship, Yejide finds a way to get pregnant, but the risks involved are great. Adebayo’s revealing portrayals of Nigerian culture and the struggles of a once-happy couple are unforgettable. This is a moving novel from an important new writer.

 

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