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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Time Magazine, Elle, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Millions, Nylon, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.


In "Who Will Greet You at Home", a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, 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 Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In "The Future Looks Good", three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in "Light" a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to "fix the equation of a person" - with rippling, unforeseen repercussions.

Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Intense, mesmeric, and nothing short of stunning." - Claire Vaye Watkins


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February 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: What It Means When A Man Fallsfrom The Sky
Author(s): Lesley Nneka Arimah
ISBN: 1-4328-6048-8 / 978-1-4328-6048-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky: The most acclaimed short story collection of the year
Author(s): Lesley Nneka Arimah
ISBN: 1-4722-3961-X / 978-1-4722-3961-7 (UK edition)
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April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories
Author(s): Lesley Nneka Arimah
ISBN: 0-7352-1102-7 / 978-0-7352-1102-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories
Author(s): Lesley Nneka Arimah
ISBN: 0-7352-1103-5 / 978-0-7352-1103-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky: From the Winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019
Author(s): Lesley Nneka Arimah
ISBN: 1-4722-3963-6 / 978-1-4722-3963-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories
Author(s): Lesley Nneka Arimah
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories
Author(s): Lesley Nneka Arimah
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories
Author(s): Lesley Nneka Arimah
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


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April 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky: From the Winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019
Author(s): Lesley Nneka Arimah
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories
Author(s): Lesley Nneka Arimah
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon CA