One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son's body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family's struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. Propulsively readable, teeming with unforgettable characters, this is a novel of family and friendship that challenges expectations. Author of "Freshwater." Print run 50,000.