by Teju Cole
Editor: FABER & FABER
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The best-selling first novel by a writer considered as the twenty-first century, WGSebaldA haunting novel about national identity, race, freedom, loss and abandonment, the City Open follows a young Nigerian doctor as he wanders aimlessly through the streets of ManhattanFor Julius walks are a release from the strong regulation of work, from the emotional fallout of a failed relationship, from past and present life on either side of the AtlanticIsolated in the midst of the crowd of the bustling foreign city, Julius criss-crosses not only physical, landscapes, but social boundaries too, meeting people whose otherness illuminates his own remarkable journey from Nigeria to New York, as well as in most unrecognizable facets of his own soul
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