His Only Wife

His Only Wife

Regular price
$25.90
Sale price
$25.90
Regular price
$25.94
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
One of BuzzFeed's "29 Books We Couldn't Put Down This Year"

A Must-Read Novel: The New York Times Book Review * BuzzFeed * Marie Claire * Parade * Travel + Leisure * Ms. Magazine * Bustle * The Millions * Book Riot * Christian Science Monitor * HelloGiggles

" A] mesmerizing debut novel."
--The New York Times Book Review

"A story that kept me tied to the page, told in masterful, seamless prose."
--BuzzFeed

"I love this book so much I turned the pages so fast . . . It's all about the search for independence and being true to yourself and who you really are."
--Reese Witherspoon

Afi Tekple is a young seamstress in Ghana. She is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Afi knows who he is, of course--Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from his relationship with a woman his family claims is inappropriate. But Afi is not prepared for the shift her life takes when she is moved from her small hometown of Ho to live in Accra, Ghana's gleaming capital, a place of wealth and sophistication where she has days of nothing to do but cook meals for a man who may or may not show up to eat them. She has agreed to this marriage in order to give her mother the financial security she desperately needs, and so she must see it through. Or maybe not?

His Only Wife is a witty, smart, and moving debut novel about a brave young woman traversing the minefield of modern life with its taboos and injustices, living in a world of men who want their wives to be beautiful, to be good cooks and mothers, to be women who respect their husbands and grant them forbearance. And in Afi, Peace Medie has created a delightfully spunky and relatable heroine who just may break all the rules.

Author: Peace Adzo Medie
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Published: 09/01/2020
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.70w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781616209155

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/13/2020
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2020
Booklist 08/01/2020 pg. 21
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2020 pg. 13
Foreword 08/26/2020
Shelf Awareness 09/01/2020