The Icarus Girl
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 18.12.2007 - 352 Seiten
The audacious first novel from the award-winning and highly acclaimed Helen Oyeyemi.
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One day, Jess spent six hours spread untidily across her bedroom floor, chin in hand, motionless except for the movement of her other hand going back and forth across the page. She was writing, crossing out, rewriting, fighting with ...
She gave no resistance to his putting her into bed and tucking her in, but when her father checked on her again after three hours or so, he tound that she had noiselessly relocated herself back on the floor, writing in the dark.
She could feel the sweat collecting into a big drop in the hollow of her back, and wriggled her shoulders a little, wondering if it would drop and splash the floor like water from a bucket. The heat was emptying her out already.
She could faintly hear the sound of her cousins playing out front, the younger ones shrieking over the sound of a ball going sumrk smack snmck against the concrete of the floor. Her aunt took a seat and began asking her questions, ...
... some omugo oyinbo man who knows nothing, nothing at all—” His words slowed and he heaved a deep, snuffling sigh when he saw that ]ess had dropped her adun ball on the floor and was staring at him wide-eyed, her mouth half open.
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Charon07 - LibraryThing
Truly creepy and definitely not something I’ve read before. I was very interested in the glimpses of Yoruban Nigerian culture and system of beliefs. Jessamy’s point of view was compelling, and my ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - kohrmanmj - LibraryThing
Deliciously creepy. I was underwhelmed by the ending, though. I would like to have known more about TillyTilly. Obviously, the Grandfather knew SOMETHING. It felt that there was a rich story buried in there and I wish it had been further explored. Vollständige Rezension lesen