The Things Around Your Neck
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Price: $29.95 (Hardcover)
The third release by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, takes shape in a selection of short stories on relations between genders, ages and nations. The title story finds the expectations of a Nigerian girl when she moves to the United States are just wishful thinking. In Cell One a student inmate in a Nigerian prison stands up for an aged man harassed by officers. A Philadelphia mother must re-examine her life in Imitation, when she discovers the Lagos dwelling she shares with her husband is now home to his mistress.