by Onyi Nwabineli
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Pub Date 06 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 20 Oct 2022
Stunningly honest and bursting with wit, Someday Maybe is the story of grief and resilience that you won't be able to stop talking about
Here are three things you should know about my husband:
1. He was the great love of my life despite his penchant for going incommunicado
2. He was, as far as I and everyone else could tell, perfectly happy.
3. On New Year’s Eve, he killed himself
And here is one thing you should know about me:
1. I found him.
Bonus fact: No. I am not okay
Eve is left heartbroken by her husband's unexpected death, but everyone around her – her friends, her boisterous British-Nigerian family, her toxic mother-in-law – seems to be pushing her to move on. Unable to face the future, Eve begins looking back, delving through the history of her marriage in an attempt to understand where it went wrong. So begins an unconventional love story about loss, resilience, and a heroine bursting with rage and unexpected joy.
'A beautiful and heartbreaking meditation on the layers of grief and love, the complicated expressions of human suffering and the courage it takes to let go of the past.' Derek Owusu, author of That Reminds Me
'An intimate, stunning novel. This book will stay with me for a long time.' Jade Bentil, author of Rebel Citizen
'A masterfully woven exposition on love and loss, of the undoing of us, of what it takes to heal. Nwabineli is magic with words, and manages to be at turns bitingly funny and heart-breakingly gutting. A book that acknowledges despair whilst encouraging hope.' Bolu Babalola, bestselling author of Love in Colour
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Trigger warning/content warning: suicide, grief, death
Someday, Maybe follows Eve, who has just lost her husband and is navigating the aftermath. Onyi Nwabineli expertly and delicately tackles the 'after' that we don't get a lot of insight into. How does one deal with death when everyone around you seems to have gotten over the event much quicker? How long until the people around you start to get sick of your grief and expect you to speed up to the getting over it phase? Onyi Nwabineli delves into these topics with such care and skill that it was shocking to learn that this was her debut novel. We see all the layers of Eve's grief, from the denial to the anger, the dissociation, and all the in-betweens. With such complex, full-realized supporting characters and a tightly written narrative, this book is a must-read.
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