Someday, Maybe

A Novel

by Onyi Nwabineli

On Sale: 11/01/2022

Someday, Maybe

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Someday, Maybe

A Novel

by Onyi Nwabineli

On Sale: 11/01/2022


About the Book

Here are three things you should know about my husband:
  1. He was the great love of my life despite his penchant for going incommunicado.
  2. He was, as far as I and everyone else could tell, perfectly happy. Which is significant because…
  3. On New Year’s Eve, he killed himself.

And here is one thing you should know about me:
  1. I found him.

Bonus fact: No. I am not okay.

A stunning and witty debut novel about a young woman’s emotional journey through unimaginable loss, pulled along by her tight-knit Nigerian family, a posse of new friends, and the love and laughter she shared with her husband.

Critical Praise

“A masterfully woven exposition on love and loss, of the undoing of us, of what it takes to heal. Nwabineli is magic with words, and manages to be at turns bitingly funny and heart-breakingly gutting. A book that acknowledges despair whilst encouraging hope.”
Bolu Babalola, internationally bestselling author of Honey and Spice

“Onyi Nwabineli’s Someday, Maybe is a blistering debut that packs a punch. Phenomenal.”
Melissa Cummings-Quarry, Black Girls Book Club

Someday, Maybe is a powerful debut novel about young love, profound loss, and the possibility of hope. Onyi Nwabineli is an author to watch.”
Brenda Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of The House on Blueberry Lane

“A beautiful and heartbreaking meditation on the layers of grief and love, the complicated expressions of human suffering and the courage it takes to let go the past. There is hope in these pages, and the promise of rebirth after losing so much.”
Derek Owusu, award-winning author of That Reminds Me

Someday, Maybe is an honest and profoundly stirring portrait of loss. Onyi Nwabineli peels back the veneer of sympathy and expectation to reveal the effects a young widow’s grief can have on her family, on her circle of friends, and even on the strangers she encounters. Eve’s emotional paralysis is heartbreaking to witness but at its heart, Someday, Maybe is a beautifully written love letter to the resiliency of the human spirit. A stunning debut.”
Xio Axelrod, USA Today bestselling author of The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes

“Onyi Nwabineli’s graceful prose carries you through this moving meditation on grief, memory and community. Someday, Maybe is an astonishing debut, rich in both heartbreak and humour.”
Jendella Benson, author of Hope and Glory

Someday, Maybe is an intimate, stunning novel. Onyi Nwabineli weaves a tender portrait of grief that attends to the ways that healing is never linear and is a life-long journey for those experiencing loss. At turns deeply poignant and darkly comedic, the novel is a beautiful rendering of an Igbo-British family’s ways of loving and caring for each other in the midst of great personal tragedy. This book will stay with me for a long time.”
Jade Bentil, author of Rebel Citizen -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781525899805
  • ISBN 10: 1525899805
  • Imprint: Graydon House
  • On Sale: 11/01/2022
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / African American / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Family Life / Siblings
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / World Literature / Africa / Nigeria
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

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