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Open Water

Caleb Azumah Nelson

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WINNER OF THE COSTA DEBUT NOVEL AWARD 2021

'A tender and touching love story, beautifully told' Observer 
10 Best Debut Novelists of 2021

'Hands-down the best debut I've read in years' The Times

'An unforgettable debut... it's Sally Rooney meets Michaela Coel meets Teju Cole' New York Times

'A love song to Black art and thought' Yaa Gyasi, bestselling author of HOMEGOING and TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM

Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists - he a photographer, she a dancer - trying to make their mark in a city that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence.

At once an achingly beautiful love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity, Open Water asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees you only as a Black body, to be vulnerable when you are only respected for strength, to find safety in love, only to lose it. With gorgeous, soulful intensity, Caleb Azumah Nelson has written the most essential British debut of recent years.

Product Details 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Type:
 Hardback