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The Resource My sister, the serial killer : a novel, Oyinkan Braithwaite

My sister, the serial killer : a novel, Oyinkan Braithwaite

Label
My sister, the serial killer : a novel
Title
My sister, the serial killer
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Oyinkan Braithwaite
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer." Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it. Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a deliciously deadly debut that's as fun as it is frightening"--
Summary
Realizing that her beautiful, beloved younger sister has murdered yet another boyfriend, an embittered Nigerian woman works to direct suspicion away from the family, until a handsome doctor she fancies asks for her sister's number
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738535
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Braithwaite, Oyinkan,
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.B73
LC item number
M9 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Serial murderers
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Satire
Target audience
adult
Label
My sister, the serial killer : a novel, Oyinkan Braithwaite
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1062358935
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780385544238
Lccn
2018013372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
My sister, the serial killer : a novel, Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1062358935
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780385544238
Lccn
2018013372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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