Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

6 hours, 46 minutes | 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 71%
challenging 70%
reflective 58%
sad 32%
mysterious 27%
tense 26%
adventurous 5%
informative 5%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 4%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 30%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 93% | A mix: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 20% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.18