Pet

Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?

There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother’s paintings and a drop of Jam’s blood, she must reconsider what she’s been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption’s house. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth, and the answer to the question—How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist? In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when the society around you is in denial.

About the Creator

Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi

Born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria, Akwaeke Emezi received a Morland Writing Scholarship and is a Kimbilio Fellow. Emezi's writing has been published by The Cut, Buzzfeed, Granta Online, Vogue.com, and Commonwealth Writers, among others. Currently long-listed for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, their debut autobiographical novel FRESHWATER (Grove Press) is a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and an Indies Introduce Title. FRESHWATER was also recognized on 2018 best/most anticipated books lists by Esquire, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Bustle, OZY, Electric Lit, and Book Riot, among others. Learn more about Akwaeke at Akwaeke.com or on Twitter at @azemezi.