That Reminds Me

That Reminds Me

Fiction & Poetry, Poetry
Paperback Published on: 12/11/2020
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Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2020

Anansi, your four gifts raised to nyame granted you no power over the stories I tell...

This is the story of K.

K is sent into care before a year marks his birth. He grows up in fields and woods, and he is happy, he thinks. When K is eleven, the city reclaims him. He returns to an unknown mother and a part-time father, trading the fields for flats and a community that is alien to him. Slowly, he finds friends. Eventually, he finds love. He learns how to navigate the city. But as he grows, he begins to realise that he needs more than the city can provide. He is a man made of pieces. Pieces that are slowly breaking apart

That Reminds Me is the story of one young man, from birth to adulthood, told in fragments of memory. It explores questions of identity, belonging, addiction, sexuality, violence, family and religion. It is a deeply moving and completely original work of literature from one of the brightest British writers of today.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529118605
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 106g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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That Reminds Me
Erratic and unfocused
Difficult to nail down, this was like trying to hear somebody calling to you through a storm. You miss the words, the meaning, and the message and story co... READ MORE
Simone  Slee
That Reminds Me
A difficult but beautiful read
Each chapter is like a beautifully crafted poem... it’s not always easy to grasp what’s going on but the fragments of memory do build up a heartbreaking st... READ MORE
Merrian Holland