Ifi and Job, a Nigerian couple in an arranged marriage, begin their lives together in Nebraska with a single, outrageous lie: that Job is a doctor, not a college dropout. Unwittingly, Ifi becomes his co-conspirator--that is until his first wife, Cheryl, whom he married for a green card years ago, reenters the picture and upsets Job's tenuous balancing act.
Julie Iromuanya has short stories and novel excerpts appearing or forthcoming in theKenyon Review,Passages North, theCream City Review, and theTampa Review, among other journals. She is a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.Mr. and Mrs. Doctor is her first novel.