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The Thing Around Your Neck

(2009)
A collection of stories by

 
 
From the prizewinning author of Half of a Yellow Sun ('A gorgeous, pitiless account of love, violence, and betrayal' - Time; 'Instantly enthralling' - The New York Times) twelve dazzling stories - her most intimate work to date - in which she turns her penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the United States.

In 'A Private Experience,' a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she's been pushing away. In 'Tomorrow Is Too Far,' a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death. The young mother at the center of 'Imitation' finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them.

Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Adichie's prodigious literary powers.

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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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April 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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ISBN: 0-00-737962-5 / 978-0-00-737962-0 (UK edition)
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-729671-1 / 978-0-00-729671-2 (UK edition)
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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ISBN: 0-00-732677-7 / 978-0-00-732677-8 (UK edition)
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January 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK Large Print
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-4074-4026-8 / 978-1-4074-4026-2 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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2010 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-4407-8888-X / 978-1-4407-8888-8 (USA edition)
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2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-4407-8889-8 / 978-1-4407-8889-5 (USA edition)
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August 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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January 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck (unabridged audio book)
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, narrated by Adjoa Andoh
ISBN: 1-4074-3966-9 / 978-1-4074-3966-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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May 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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June 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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March 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing Around Your Neck
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