Oyinkan Braithwaite’s fiendishly wicked comic novel about how blood is thicker - and more difficult to get out of the carpet - than water.

When Korede's dinner is interrupted by a distress call from Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend her lethal little sister has dispatched in ‘self-defence’ - and the third mess she’s left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police before Nigeria runs of men but, as they say, family comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating a doctor in the hospital where Korede works.

Longlisted
2019 Booker Prize
Published by
Atlantic Books
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