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The Elvis Oke of Chris Abani's novel is a child left to fend for himself in the urban jungle of Lagos, Nigeria. He has a talent for Elvis impersonations (hence the name) and wants to make it big so he can escape his violent and tumultuous life. In a place where angels fear to tread and only fools rush in, Elvis searches for redemption and a small piece of graceland. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Anna | 5/28/2011

    " Sordid,violent, not a glimmer of hope or humanity. Couldn't finish last ten pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mike | 5/18/2011

    " This a story about life in the gritty streets of Legos. The story was good but I didn't how the story ended. I guess the ending was more "real life", but I don't read fiction for the "real life." Give me closure any day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heike | 5/5/2011

    " Very well-written but ambitious in the complex intertwining of several strands of narrative and several modes of text (recipes, description of rituals, narrative). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul | 4/20/2011

    " Tale of a Nigerian Elvis impersonator -- but not as funny as it sounds. Gets dark quickly, a search for fathers and identity and revolution -- Redemption more than anything else. "

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About the Author
Author Chris Abani

Chris Abani is the acclaimed author of GraceLand and The Virgin of Flames. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, the Hemingway/PEN Prize, the PEN Beyond the Margins Award, the Hurston Wright Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, among many honors. Born in Nigeria, he is currently a Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago.