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Every Day Is For The Thief

Every Day Is for the ThiefIn Cole's outstanding debut, Open City, a young Nigerian man wanders around New York City, chronicling his observations. In Every Day Is...Every Day Is for the ThiefFictionIn Cole's outstanding debut, Open City, a young Nigerian man wanders around New York City, chronicling his observations. In Every Day Is...2014-04-04Random House
EVERY DAY IS FOR THE THIEF Teju Cole

EVERY DAY IS FOR THE THIEF Teju Cole

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Every Day Is for the Thief

Genre: Fiction; Author: Teju Cole; Publisher: Random House

In Cole’s outstanding debut, Open City, a young Nigerian man wanders around New York City, chronicling his observations. In Every Day Is for the Thief, another roaming Nigerian chronicles everything he sees — this time during a homecoming in Lagos after 13 years in the U.S. Through the eyes of his unnamed narrator, Cole evokes Nigeria — its vibrancy, its corruption, its contradictions. But without a character to root for, the descriptions lack emotional heft. Every Day Is for the Thief feels more like literary reportage than a novel. B

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