Thorndike Press

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories

  • Lesley Nneka Arimah
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  • ISBN-10: 1432860488
  • ISBN-13: 9781432860486
  • DDC: SC
  • Shipping Weight: .85 lbs ( .39 kgs)
  • 238 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2019

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A New York Times Book Club Pick
A National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Honoree
Winner Of The 2017 Kirkus Prize
Winner Of The NYPL's Young Lions Fiction Award
Finalist For The National Book Critics Circle Leonard Prize
Shortlisted For The Aspen Words Literary Prize

This prize-winning collection heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent, a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Honoree. In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her cousin onto uneasy common ground. War haunts three generations of women in “The Future Looks Good,” while in “Light,” a father struggles to protect and empower his daughter. And in the title story, experts in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class discover how to “fix the equation of a person” — with unforeseen repercussions.