My Sister, the Serial Killer

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019. Winner of the LA Times award for best crime thriller 2019. Shortlisted for the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards 2019

Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Beschreibung

A bombshell of a book... Sharp, explosive, hilarious'
New York Times

'Doesn't disappoint... A classic love triangle, with the added twist of the knife'
Guardian

'Glittering and funny... A stiletto slipped between the ribs and through the left ventricle of the heart' Financial Times

When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other...

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 240
Erscheinungsdatum 03.10.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78649-598-3
Verlag Atlantic Books
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,6/2 cm
Gewicht 231 g
Verkaufsrang 832

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Mal was ganz anderes
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus München am 06.05.2020

Sehr lebendig geschrieben, fast atemlos. Das Bild der sehr gegensätzlichen Persönlichkeiten der beiden Schwestern entsteht förmlich beim Lesen. Kurze Kapitel, gut zu lesen, gibt einen kleinen Einblick in die ganz andere Welt der nigerianischen Mittelklasse und ihr Leben im nigerianischen Chaos. Ein Glossar der offensichlich der ... Sehr lebendig geschrieben, fast atemlos. Das Bild der sehr gegensätzlichen Persönlichkeiten der beiden Schwestern entsteht förmlich beim Lesen. Kurze Kapitel, gut zu lesen, gibt einen kleinen Einblick in die ganz andere Welt der nigerianischen Mittelklasse und ihr Leben im nigerianischen Chaos. Ein Glossar der offensichlich der nigerianischen Alltagssprache entnommenen Ausdrücke wäre schön.

My Sister, the Serial Killer
von Miss.mesmerized am 18.11.2018
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Korede and her sister Ayoola live in Lagos together with their mother since their father dies. Korede, who works at a hospital as a nurse, is a decent, but rather plain young woman whereas Ayoola always has all the looks on her. Even though the sisters couldn’t hardly be more different, they are sister after all so when Ayoola c... Korede and her sister Ayoola live in Lagos together with their mother since their father dies. Korede, who works at a hospital as a nurse, is a decent, but rather plain young woman whereas Ayoola always has all the looks on her. Even though the sisters couldn’t hardly be more different, they are sister after all so when Ayoola calls her, it is without any question that Korede shows up with some bleach to wipe away the mess of another murder. They have done it before and will also succeed this time. Why does she have to kill all her boyfriends? Korede wonders but since none of the was really important to her, she remains secret and the sister she is supposed to be. But when Ayoola starts dating to one man Korede really likes, things become a bit more complicated. Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel is a hilarious read full of absurd situations and fantastic characters. The author, who graduated in Creative Writing and was a 2016 finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, surely knows how to create outstanding characters and how to combine humour with an actually very serious topic. What I appreciated most is how she, on the surface, wrote a funny story that, beneath, offers so much crucial and grave issues. What it all comes down to after all is the well-known fact that blood is thicker than water and that without any question, you know which side you have to be on. Ayoola is a serial killer – absurd as it may sound, the title is absolutely clear about it and after the opening scene, you know all about her killings. Yet, this is one of the least interesting aspects, much more remarkable is the sisters’ relationship: jealousy, love, anger, hatred, support – the full spectrum of emotions. Of course, it is Korede that the reader commiserates, she is obviously the good girls that nobody notices, neither their parents nor the men. I wondered if Ayoola suffered from some kind of mental illness, she somehow does not really seem to realise what she does, but she definitely is rather egocentric and not very considerate when it comes to other people’s feelings. “My sister, the Serial Killer” is a black comedy that should not be taken too seriously I guess. It is a great read that I utterly enjoyed. I am absolutely looking forward to reading more from the author.


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