By Stephan Lee
Updated April 04, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Every Day Is for the Thief

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  • Book
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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

Every Day Is for the Thief

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Teju Cole
publisher
  • Random House

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