Welcome to Listen Together: Libro.fm Audiobook Club! Meet the host, get the audiobook, learn about the author, and save your Listening Schedule for September.
Meet the Host:
Christine Bollow of @readingismagical
Christine Bollow is a biracial Filipina American living in Denver, Colorado, who likes to hug books and anthropomorphize inanimate objects. She works remotely for Loyalty Bookstores handling their marketing and programs, and also freelances as a quality control editor for audiobooks. Being an avid audiobook listener, she loves supporting Libro.fm as a bookstagrammer on her account @readingismagical and as a bookseller.
When not reading, you can find Christine rearranging her books, snuggling with her two chihuahuas, watching Doctor Who, or gardening and drinking fancy cocktails with her husband.
by Akwaeke Emezi
“I am staggered by the immersive, fluid, irresistible prose Emezi has perfected in their third novel, The Death of Vivek Oji. This tale follows the captivating, curious Vivek through the aftermath of his mysterious death, while simultaneously examining the people and relationships closest to him. Vivek, his cousin Osita, and a distant third-person narrator lead the reader through a grounded, lively picture of Nigeria, family and friendship bonds stretched to their breaking points, and the passing of this unique, complex young boy. Through addictive, multifaceted characters and a simply beautiful story, Emezi inspects masculinity, otherness, and love. This is one of the most magical, compelling, exciting, thought-provoking, and important books of our time.”
—Margy Adams, bookseller at Loganberry Books
Propulsively readable, teeming with unforgettable characters, The Death of Vivek Oji is a novel of family and friendship that challenges expectations—a dramatic story of loss and transcendence that will move every reader.
Meet the Author:
Akwaeke Emezi is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Death of Vivek Oji. Their first novel, Freshwater, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, to name a few. Their favorite bookstore is Octavia Books in New Orleans. Photo by Scottie O.