Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 11 hours and 7 minutes
First Published: 2022
On New Year’s Eve, Eve’s husband Q dies by suicide. While you learn more about Eve and Q’s relationship, Nwabineli’s debut novel focuses on Eve’s complicated emotions after her husband’s death. From shock to anger to depression, Eve navigates her grief with the help of her Nigerian family and a group of loyal friends in this powerful story. Nwabineli does an excellent job with such a heavy topic, delivering a powerful but not emotional read. I felt like an outside observer of Eve’s grief, appreciating its complexity and ever-shifting tone without being drawn in myself.
Here are three things you should know about my husband:
- He was the great love of my life despite his penchant for going incommunicado.
- He was, as far as I and everyone else could tell, perfectly happy. Which is significant because…
- On New Year’s Eve, he killed himself.
And here is one thing you should know about me:
- I found him.
Bonus fact: No. I am not okay.
Someday, Maybe is a stunning, witty debut novel about a young woman’s emotional journey through unimaginable loss, pulled along by her tight-knit Nigerian family, a posse of friends, and the love and laughter she shared with her husband.
About Onyi Nwabineli
Onyi Nwabineli is a Nigerian-British author of Someday, Maybe. She is the cofounder of Surviving Out Loud and founder of Black Pens. Born in Benin, Nigeria, Nwabineli currently lives in London. Visit the author’s website →