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second life of Samuel Tyne

Esi Edugyan

second life of Samuel Tyne

a novel

by Esi Edugyan

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Published by A. A. Knopf Canada in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementEsi Edugyan.
The Physical Object
Pagination328 p. ;
Number of Pages328
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20127191M
ISBN 100676976301

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Esi Edugyan's debut novel, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne (HarperCollins, anticipated publication ), chronicles one man's pursuit of his personal heaven. Fifteen years after his immigration from West Africa to Canada, Samuel Tyne is stagnating in a dead-end government job and foundering as a husband and father/5(13).

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Fiction. The Second Life of Samuel Tyne. The Second Life of Samuel Tyne. SKU: $) Current Stock: Quantity. “Both familiar and exotic, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne is a moving and brilliant novel.” — David Adams Richards, author of Mercy Among the Children “Edugyan’s language is supple, wry and at turns sensuous.

This intricately worked narrative heralds an excellent new voice”. When mysterious fires begin to destroy local buildings, and the bizarre yet brilliant twins retreat into their own dark world, Samuel's fabled second chance slips slowly out of his grasp.

(From. In short order, the new life Samuel Tyne envisioned for himself begins to disintegrate as a dark current of menace is turned upon his family.

Already a book-club favorite, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne is a foreboding and mesmeric read from a welcome and dazzling new voice.

Samuel Tyne always believed he was destined for greatness. Emigrating to Canada from Ghana in the 'S was the first step on this path, but fifteen years later his grand plans have stalled. He now has a wife Maud, twin thirteen year old daughters Chloe and Yvette, and a mind-numbing job.

But then he is thrown a life line. Esi Edugyan's debut novel, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, chronicles one man's pursuit of his personal heaven. Fifteen years after his immigration from West Africa to Canada, Samuel Tyne is stagnating in a dead-end government job and foundering as a husband and father.

About the Book. The first novel from the acclaimed author of Washington Black—an exploration of explores the sweep of history, the binds of blood, the challenges of middle age, and the pain of exile, witnessed through the experiences of one family whose hope blinds them to threatening forces that could tear them apart.

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Emigrating to Canada from Ghana in the 'S was the first step on this path, but fifteen years later his grand plans have stalled. He now has a wife Maud, twin thirteen year old daughters Chloe and Yvette, and a mind-numbing job. The Canadian-born Edugyan’s unrelenting debut finds life—first and second—somber and bleak.

Samuel Tyne is an émigré from Ghana (he prefers the old name, Gold Coast) whose midlife crisis is aggravated by a stifling civil service job in Calgary, under the thumb of two bureaucrats he aptly nicknames Dombey and Son. Esi Edugyan's debut novel, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne (HarperCollins, anticipated publication ), chronicles one man's pursuit of his personal heaven.

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As such, I'm a bit persnickety about the state of my books, because if the story is good then I'll eventually reread it and I know this flaw /5(11). The Second Life of Samuel Tyne" is a harrowing and beautifully written work of fiction, one that shows us how fragile our dreams can be in the face of the relentless march of time.

Esi Edugyan's evocative writing and pitch-perfect ability to get into the minds of her characters confirm that this book heralds the arrival of a major new novelist/5(11). Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find The Second Life of Samuel Tyne () by Edugyan, Esi/5(). Samuel Tyne always believed he was destined for greatness.

Emigrating to Canada from Ghana in the 'S was the first step on this path, but fifteen years later his grand plans have stalled. He now has a wife Maud, twin thirteen year old daughters Chloe and Yvette, and a mind-numbing job.

But then he is thrown a life line.3/5(2). The Second Life of Samuel Tyne by Esi Edugyan Amistad, August $, ISBN Born in Ghana, educated in England, and immigrated to Canada, Samuel Tyne showed great promise and much was expected of him.

Insoft-spoken West African born Samuel Tyne inherits his reclusive Uncle Jacob's mansion in the town of Aster, formerly settled by black families out of Oklahoma.

Stifled in his Calgary civil service job and hoping for a second chance at happiness, Samuel hastily relocates Maud, his crass, chilly wife, and their sneering, eccentric 5/5(2).