The Three of Us

Ore Agbaje-Williams

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A Belletrist Book Club Pick

"As short and sharp as a pairing knife . . . Moves along so briskly and with such sly wit . . . Deliciously wicked." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post

Long-standing tensions between a husband, his wife, and her best friend finally come to a breaking point in this sharp domestic comedy of manners, told brilliantly over the course of one day.

What if your two favorite people hated each other with a passion?

The wife has it all. A big house in a nice neighborhood, a ride-or-die snarky best friend, Temi, with whom to laugh about facile men, and a devoted husband who loves her above all else--even his distaste for Temi.

On a seemingly normal day, Temi comes over to spend a lazy afternoon with the wife: drinking wine, eating snacks, and laughing caustically about the husband's shortcomings. But when the husband comes home and a series of confessions are made, the wife's two confidantes are suddenly forced to jockey for their positions, throwing everyone's integrity into question--and their long-drawn-out territorial dance, carefully constructed over years, into utter chaos.

Told in three taut, mesmerizing parts--the wife, the husband, the best friend--over the course of one day, The Three of Us is a subversively comical, wildly astute, and painfully compulsive triptych of domestic life that explores cultural truths, what it means to defy them, and the fine line between compromise and betrayal when it comes to ourselves and the people we're meant to love.

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Published: 05/16/2023
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.6lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.20w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780593540718


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 12/01/2022 pg. 6
Publishers Weekly 03/06/2023
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2023
Booklist 04/15/2023 pg. 22
Library Journal 04/13/2023 pg. 1
Shelf Awareness 05/19/2023
BookPage 05/01/2023

About the Author
Ore Agbaje-Williams is a British Nigerian writer and book editor from London. The Three of Us is her first novel.