Helon Habila Oil On Water

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Oil On Water

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From the desks of Nigeria's newsrooms, two journalists are recruited to find the kidnapped wife of a British oil engineer. Zaq, an infamous media hack, knows what's in store, but Rufus, a keen young journalist eager to get himself noticed, has no idea what he's let himself in for. Journeying into the oil-rich regions of the Niger Delta, where militants rule and the currency dealt in is the lives of hostages, Rufus soon finds himself acting as intermediary between editor, husband, captive and soldier. As they follow the trail of the missing woman, love for the 'story' becomes about much more than just uncovering her whereabouts, and instead becomes a mission to make sense of their own muddled lives. In a cruel twist of fate, Rufus finds himself taking on Zaq's role much more literally than he ever anticipated, and as the body count rises, and the environment burns, he learns that truth can often be a bitter pill to swallow.

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Helon Habila is a Nigerian novelist, poet and academic. He is the author of the novels Waiting for an Angel, Measuring Time and Oil on Water, and has won literary prizes including the Caine Prize and the Windham/Campbell Literature Prize. He teaches creative writing at George Mason University, Washington, and his most recent book The Chibok Girls will be published by Penguin Books in April 2017.

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Compassionate, emotive, masterly ... draws on the tradition of the classic detective novel but also operates on a deeper, metaphorical and philosophical level Independent A lean, evocative novel - part thriller, part meditation on the deadly cost of the region's under-reported oil politics ... a classic coming-of-age narrative Daily Mail Powerful, accomplished ... Oil on Water lays bare the real-life tragedy of the Niger delta, in which petrodollars warp human relationships as surely as leaking crude poisons birds and fish Observer Habila's writing has that combination of elegance and rattling-good-yarn that we associate with Conrad and Graham Greene ... Terrific The Times Habila is a master at evoking the plight of characters who ask for little, and end up with even less ... this is a book you can't put down Boston Globe In a beautiful, almost cinematic style, Habila moves back and forth in time to tell a story swathed in the cynicism of modern global development and the mysteries of human longing Booklist This is a powerful novel that is both creepy and engaging Bookseller

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