Edge of Here
From Shelf: Books that caught our eye.. New in hardback for september
Clever, insightful and gripping, these stories are a brilliant exploration of contemporary and future society from a stellar new voice in fiction.
Enter a world very close to our own...One in which technology can allow you to explore an alternate love-life with a stranger. A world where you can experience the emotions of another person through a chip implanted in your brain.And one where you can view snippets of a distant relative's life with a little help from your DNA.But remember: these experiences will not be without consequences . . .In this stunning debut collection, Kelechi Okafor combines the ancient and the ultramodern to explore tales of contemporary Black womanhood, asking questions about the way we live now and offering a glimpse into our near future. Uplifting, thought-provoking, sometimes chilling, these are tales rooted in the recognisable, but not limited by the boundaries of our current reality-where truth can meet imagination and spirituality in unexpected ways. Allow yourself to be taken on a journey into worlds that are blazing with possibility, through stories that will lead you right up to the Edge of Here . . .