For the month of November, The Mommy Gamers book club read The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma. In his debut novel, Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma writes about “four brothers from a middle-class family–the oldest 15, and the youngest nine–take advantage of their father’s extended absence to skip school and go fishing at a forbidden river. There they encounter Abulu, a vision-seeing madman whose prophecy of violence will follow the boys through their lives, and shake up their family in both devastatingly tragic and yet redemptive ways. Already deemed a “classic tale of boyhood,” The Fishermen is both a coming-of-age novel, and a powerful portrait of familial and brotherly bonds, and what happens when trust–the main chord that binds a family–is broken.” (ChigozieObioma.com)
You can check out our book club discussion of The Fishermen here.
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