Small Worlds (Hardcover)

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Nelson’s second novel is a gem! His first novel, Open Water, was a tender love story. Small Worlds, set over three summers in Chana and London, is the story of self-discovery for Stephen, a first-generation Londoner born to Ghanian immigrant parents. Torn between his first love, music, and a more conventional track of a university degree, his world, family relationships, and first love are pressured as he searches for a place to be free. Nelson writes in the sensitive, poetic and lyrical prose — he’s one of the best writers of a new generation.

— Carolyn

About the Author


Caleb Azumah Nelson is a British-Ghanaian writer and photographer, living in South East London. His short story, "Pray", was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award. His debut Open Water won the Costa First Novel Award, the British Book Award for Debut Fiction, was a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" and was named a best book of the year by TIME, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Library Journal, Literary Hub, and The Millions, among other places.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802161963
ISBN-10: 0802161960
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: July 18th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English