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Bina: A Novel in Warnings, a book you must read but can’t
The extraordinary best-selling novel from the acclaimed writer whose previous book, Martin John , was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, and whose debut, Malarky , won the Amazon First Novel Award. 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 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.
If I were you, I probably would. Why Bina is worried about Eddie, afraid of him, is not explicitly revealed, nor is anything else in this book built on ambiguity. Bina is one of those women who has had enough. No woman was ever as good as I am at going to bed. But why? Or is it to do with some assistance that Bina and a mysterious Tall Man have been offering to people, including her beloved Phil?
Here is a book you must read but you can’t. You can’t because the new novel by Anakana Schofield – whose first novel won two prizes and whose second novel was shortlisted for three – hasn’t been published in Ireland, the UK or even the US. Bina, like Schofield’s first novel.
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