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Pet

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER

"[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut. . . . Pet is a nesting doll of creative possibilities." -The New York Times

The highly-anticipated, genre-defying new novel by award-winning author Akwaeke Emezi that explores themes of identity and justice. Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?


There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth, and the answer to the question--How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?

Acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi makes their riveting and timely young adult debut with a book that asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when the society around you is in denial.

"Like [Madeleine] L'Engle, Akwaeke Emezi asks questions of good and evil and agency, all wrapped up in the terrifying and glorious spectacle of fantastical theology." -NPR

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Pet (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge Series)
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
ISBN: 1-4328-7748-8 / 978-1-4328-7748-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
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January 1900 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pet
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
ISBN: 0-525-64707-4 / 978-0-525-64707-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Make Me a World
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September 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Pet
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
ISBN: 0-525-64708-2 / 978-0-525-64708-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Make Me a World
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Paperback Editions

January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pet
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
ISBN: 0-593-17544-1 / 978-0-593-17544-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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November 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pet: Akwaeke Emezi
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
ISBN: 0-571-35511-0 / 978-0-571-35511-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pet
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
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March 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Pet
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
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March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pet
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Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pet
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
ISBN: 0-593-15399-5 / 978-0-593-15399-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pet
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pet
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pet
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
Publisher: Make Me a World
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September 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pet
Author(s): Akwaeke Emezi
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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