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Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun

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Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
Morayo Da Silva, a cosmopolitan Nigerian woman, lives in hip San Francisco. On the cusp of seventy-five, she is in good health and makes the most of it, enjoying road trips in her vintage Porsche, chatting to strangers, and recollecting characters from her favourite novels. Then she has a fall and her independence crumbles. Without the support of family, she relies on friends and chance encounters. As Morayo recounts her story, moving seamlessly between past and present, we meet Dawud, a charming Palestinian shopkeeper, Sage, a feisty, homeless Grateful Dead devotee, and Antonio, the poet whom Morayo desired more than her ambassador husband.
A subtle story about ageing, friendship and loss, this is also a nuanced study of the erotic yearnings of an older woman.
"In dreamlike prose, Manyika dips in and out of her present, her past, in a story that argues always for generosity, for connection, for a vigorous and joyful endurance." Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club.

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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun
Author(s): Sarah Ladipo Manyika
ISBN: 1-911115-04-9 / 978-1-911115-04-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cassava Republic Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun (Shortlisted for the Goldsmith Prize)
Author(s): Sarah Ladipo Manyika
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