Eddie Signwriter

A Novel
Author(s): Adam Schwartzman
Original Publish Date: Mar 23, 2010
Product Number: EB00169946
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307378927
Publisher: Vintage
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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.

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Author(s): Adam Schwartzman
Narrator(s): Kevin Kenerly
Product Number Z100094272
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481585897

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