Bina

Bina

1st paperback ed

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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2020

'Insightful. Inventive. Hilarious. Genius' EIMEAR MCBRIDE

'Bina is fiction of the rarest and darkest kind, a work whose pleasures must be taken measure for measure with its pains' RACHEL CUSK

'A captivating look at female friendship' MAIL ON SUNDAY

My name is Bina and I'm a very busy woman. That's Bye-na, not Beena. I don't know who Beena is but I expect she's having a happy life. I don't know who you are, or the state of your life. But if you've come all this way here to listen to me, your life will undoubtedly get worse. I'm here to warn you . . .

So begins this 'novel in warnings' - an unforgettable tour de force in the voice of an ordinary-extraordinary woman who has simply had enough. Through the character of Bina, who is writing out her story on the backs of discarded envelopes, Anakana Schofield filters a complex moral universe filled with humour and sadness, love and rage, and the consolations, obligations and mysteries of lifelong friendship. A work of great power, skill, and transformative empathy from a unique and astonishing writer.

Book information

ISBN: 9780349726441
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Fleet
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 262g
Height: 128mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 23mm