The Arrangements: A Work of Fiction

  • by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by January Lavoy
  • 0 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Commissioned by the New York Times to write a story on any aspect of the 2016 presidential campaign, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie created a delicious, subversive, incisive fictional account of Melania Trump.
Once, in the early years, before she fully understood him, she had asked what his favourite flowers were.
'I use the best florists in the city, they're terrific,' he replied, and she realised that taste, for him, was something to be determined by somebody else, and then flaunted.
From one of our greatest writers, a short story about today's befuddling political climate, an imaginary account of a day in the life of Melania Trump and a fictional glimpse into the lives of the strange family residing in Trump Tower.


What the Critics Say

"A writer with a great deal to say." (The Times)
"Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers." (Chinua Achebe)
"Adiche [has] virtuosity, boundless empathy and searing social acuity." (Dave Eggers)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Took a second to realize the satire!

A pretty funny soap opera abour the lead up to the US election focussing on Melania Trump's viewpoint. She's frustrated yet in denial, and possibly in the closet? I'd find it more hilarious if it wasn't so tragically realistic in many aspects.
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- Suswati

Brilliant Short story

I listened to this engaging short story during a bus journey today and found myself immersed in Melania-land. The most memorable part of the story was Melania's emerging fascination with her personal trainer, Janelle. Overall, a very well read fiction that probably reveals sour truths. I adore this writer because she always delivers the literary goods and would definitely listen to a book narrated by January Lovejoy.
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- Musicista

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited