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This House Is Not for Sale

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The award-winning author of Voice of America paints a vivid, fully imagined portrait of an extraordinary African family and the house that holds them together.

A powerful tale of family and community, This House Is Not for Sale brings to life an African neighborhood and one remarkable house, seen through the eyes of a young member of the household. The house lies in a town seemingly lost in time, full of colorful, larger-than-life characters; at the narrative's heart are Grandpa, the family patriarch whose occasional cruelty is balanced by his willingness to open his doors to those in need, and the house itself, which becomes a character in its own right and takes on the scale of legend.

From the decades-long rivalry between owners of two competing convenience stores to the man who convinces his neighbors to give up their earthly possessions to prepare for the end of the world, Osondu's story captures a place beyond the reach of the outside world, full of superstitions and myths that sustain its people.

Osondu's prose has the lightness and magic of fable, but his themes - poverty, disease, the arrival of civilization in an isolated community - are timeless and profound. At once full of joyful energy and quiet heartbreak, This House Is Not for Sale is an utterly original novel from a master storyteller.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: This House is Not for Sale
Author(s): E C Osondu
ISBN: 1-84708-182-7 / 978-1-84708-182-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: This House Is Not for Sale: A Novel
Author(s): E C Osondu
ISBN: 0-06-199088-4 / 978-0-06-199088-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: This House is Not for Sale
Author(s): E C Osondu
ISBN: 1-84708-483-4 / 978-1-84708-483-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: This House Is Not for Sale: A Novel
Author(s): E C Osondu
ISBN: 0-06-199090-6 / 978-0-06-199090-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: This House is Not for Sale
Author(s): E C Osondu
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: This House Is Not For Sale: A Novel
Author(s): E C Osondu
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA