Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor wanders aimlessly. Walking releases Julius from the regimented environment of work and gives him an opportunity to consider his past and his present, and his recent break-up with his girlfriend. As he walks, Julius encounter people from different cultures and classes who provide insight on his journey – a journey which will take him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable parts of his own soul.
“A remarkable and highly accomplished first novel… almost irresistibly readable. Exquisitely composed.’ Independent
A remarkable debut novel… impressive, intricately woven… Julius harbours depths as unglimpsed as the buried layers of newyork.’ Sunday times
‘Beautiful, subtle, and, finally, original.’
James Woo, New Yorkers
‘[Cole] opens up for the reader new vistas on love, race, identity, friendship, memory, dislocation and Manhattan bird life… a modern meditation that I both complex and utterly simple.’ The Economist