In Afolabi’s first novel, it is Berlin, summer 1985: Vincent is an overweight, struggling photographer living in a shabby apartment. He misses Lucille, the girl he left behind in London, until a chance event and an urgent phone call from his aunt shake up his world. With unique insight into a Europe of immigrants, this is a moving novel about the politics of identity and the nature of love.
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Segun Afolabi was born in Nigeria and brought up in the Congo, Canada and Japan. His stories have been published in various literary journals including Granta, the London Magazine, Wasafiri and the Edinburgh Review. He lives and works in London. His collection of short stories, A Life Elsewhere was published in April 2006.
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Book Description Vintage, 2008. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand new copy of the novel set in Berlin in 1985. Bookseller Inventory # 027213