Speak No Evil. A novel by Uzodinma Iweala
Published by Harper on March 6th, 2018.
“Speak No Evil is the rarest of novels: the one you start out just to read, then end up sinking so deeply into it, seeing yourself so clearly in it, that the novel starts reading you.” (Marlon James, Booker Award-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings)
“The classic coming-out narrative describes how the central character makes a leap from one identity to another, into a different, freer life, while the classic immigrant novel depicts what it’s like to straddle two worlds, old and new, with a foothold in each. Speak No Evil is both and neither.... The soul of Speak No Evil is the tortuous, exquisitely rendered relationship between Niru and his father.” (The New Yorker)
“A lovely slender volume that packs in entire worlds with complete mastery. Speak No Evilexplains so much about our times and yet is never anything less than a scintillating, page-turning read.” (Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure)