Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Oh, so close to perfect! It's the last third(ish), the story we get from Meredith's POV, that makes this less than five star. But Niru? His story is wonderfully told: from his questioning his sexuality, his friendships and his relationship with Meredith, to his father's reactions and his time in Nigeria. The depictions and language are clear, with little that makes readers wonder why this or that passage was included. I wonder how many Niru's I've met without knowing; one hopes their lives end better than this one's does.
This is an author to watch for.
ARC provided by publisher.