Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction literary challenging dark mysterious slow-paced

229 pages | first published 2018

Description

An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side....
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Moods

dark 88%
emotional 73%
challenging 67%
reflective 59%
sad 33%
mysterious 25%
tense 24%
informative 6%
inspiring 6%
adventurous 5%
hopeful 4%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 29%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 6% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 70% | Yes: 22% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

4.22