Stay With Me

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Stay With Me

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STAY WITH ME won the 9mobile Prize for Literature and Prix Les Afriques. It was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, the Wellcome Book Prize and the Kwani? Manuscript Prize. It was also longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award. STAY WITH ME was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and other publications. It has been published in twenty languages and twenty-four countries.

          “Scorching, gripping, ultimately lovely” — Margaret Atwood

“She writes not just with extraordinary grace but with genuine wisdom about love and loss and the possibility of redemption. She has written a powerfully magnetic and heartbreaking book” — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“A compulsive read… Stay With Me is a conversation in a troubled marriage across decades, one that holds out the hope for restitution, and the ultimate triumph of love.” — Molara Wood, The Guardian Nigeria

“Adebayo’s prose is a pleasure: immediate, unpretentious and flecked with whip-smart Nigerian-English dialogue.” — Francesca Angelini, Sunday Times

Stay with Me is a wise and deeply humane debut novel that unpeels the layers of politics in a marriage from the inside.” — Sarah Jessica Parker

“An absolute must-read and a story that will be shared for many decades to come.” —Emma Roberts, Refinery29

“Stay with Me is that rarest of accomplishments – a richly imagined novel that boasts not only great literary sophistication but also a narrative drive so compelling that one finds it difficult to put down the book.” — Rotimi Babatunde, Winner 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing

“Adebayo unfolds the many layers of truth with insight and skill.” — The Times

“It’s a bighearted book, taking no shortcuts with the humanity of its characters; in a plot marked by cruelty and betrayal, there are no villains.” — Chicago Tribune

“This tale of a Nigerian couple under familial pressure to conceive is a subtle and unsentimental triumph . . . A tale of real complexity and humanity, part psychological observation and social study.” — Financial Times