Pet by Akwaeke Emezi audiobook

Pet

By Akwaeke Emezi
Read by Christopher Myers

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5.55 Hours Unabridged
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Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look? There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth, and the answer to the question--How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist? In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when the society around you is in denial.

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Summary

Summary

Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?

There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth, and the answer to the question--How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?

In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when the society around you is in denial.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A unique science fiction tale. Essence
We are so lucky to be living at the same time that Akwaeke Emezi is making work.... PET, is a riveting and timely work answering the questions about how you go about the world when the world around you is in denial. Out Magazine
Jam is also notable as a Black, trans protagonist in this important narrative that teens will want to read to gain some perspective on the modern political environment.  Bulletin, Starred Review
"A riveting and important read that couldn’t be more well timed to our society’s struggles with its own monsters. School Library Journal, Starred Review
Emezi’s direct but tacit story of injustice, unconditional acceptance, and the evil perpetuated by humankind forms a compelling, nuanced tale that fans of speculative horror will quickly devour. Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
This soaring novel shoots for the stars and explodes the sky with its bold brilliance. Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace.” Amazon.com, editorial review, on Freshwater

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Author

Author Bio: Akwaeke Emezi

Author Bio: Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and artist based in liminal spaces. Born and raised in Nigeria, she received her MPA from New York University. She was awarded a 2015 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa. Her work has been selected and edited by Chimamanda Adichie and published in various literary magazines, including Granta.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 5.55
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English