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Imprint: Magpie

Subject: General Fiction

Someday, Maybe

Onyi Nwabineli

Stunningly honest and bursting with wit, Someday Maybe is the story of grief and resilience that you won’t be able to stop talking about

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.

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

 

Eve is left heartbroken by her husband’s unexpected death, but everyone around her – her friends, her boisterous British-Nigerian family, her toxic mother-in-law – seems to be pushing her to move on. Unable to face the future, Eve begins looking back, delving through the history of her marriage in an attempt to understand where it went wrong. So begins an unconventional love story about loss, resilience, and a heroine bursting with rage and unexpected joy. 

  • Publication date: October 6, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861543519
  • RRP: £16.99
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication date: October 6, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861543526
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 320

Reviews

'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 of the past.'
Derek Owusu, author of That Reminds Me

'An intimate, stunning novel. This book will stay with me for a long time.'

Jade Bentil, author of Rebel Citizen

'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, author of The Girl With Stars in her Eyes

Onyi Nwabineli

Onyi Nwabineli is a Nigerian-British writer and headwrap aficionado. Born in Benin, Nigeria, she grew up in Glasgow, the Isle of Man and Newcastle, and now lives in London. Onyi is the co-founder of Surviving Out Loud, a fund that provides fiscal support for survivors of sexual assault, and the founder of Black Pens, a writing retreat for Black women. Someday, Maybe is her debut novel. More information can be found on her website: onyi-nwabineli.com.

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