Polygamy is making a comeback--at least in popular fiction. Following in the footsteps of David Ebershoff's THE 19TH WIFE and Brady Udall's THE LONELY POLYGAMIST, Nigerian-born poet Lola Shoneyin investigates the myriad emotions and complicated motives which mark life in a household of multiple wives. Shoneyin sets her story of manifold marriages in Nigeria, where a rotund, rich man named Baba Segi has just added a fourth wife to his collection, a beautiful educated teen named Bolanle who has been publicly disgraced by a ****** assault. Two of the other wives form a coalition to banish the newcomer, but their conniving backfires when the clever Bolanle finds an unlikely domestic ally --her husband.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Peoples + Cultures, Family + Friendship, Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters