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Speak no evil : a novel

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First edition.

"On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, D.C., he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school, bound for Harvard in the fall. But Niru has a painful secret: he is gay--an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders--and the one person who seems not to judge him. When Niru's father accidentally discovers an incriminating text on his phone, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed."--page 2 of cover.

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Geneva Public Library IWEALA (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300921688
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Naples Library FIC IWE (Text)
Adult Fiction
52124300340960
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC IWE (Text)
Adult Fiction
31846002806171
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780061284922
  • ISBN: 0061284920
  • Physical Description: 214 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
"On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, D.C., he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school, bound for Harvard in the fall. But Niru has a painful secret: he is gay--an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders--and the one person who seems not to judge him. When Niru's father accidentally discovers an incriminating text on his phone, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed."--page 2 of cover.
Subject: Sexual orientation > Fiction.
Gay teenagers > Fiction.
Nigerian Americans > Fiction.
Washington (D.C) > Fiction.


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