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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Aunty Biola had been looking out for the car, and called Uncle Kunle to help her open the main gate (Gateman was eating a late ... The five older than her, Aunty Funke's and Uncle Kunle's children, greeted her with tentative but almost ...
Aunty Funke's children: Oluwatope, eleven; Taiye, ten. Aunty Biola's children: Oluwabose, five; Oluwaferni, four. There they all stood, an uncertain circle, and then her grandfather came forward, greeted her mother, shook hands with her ...
He sat very upright (like her, she noted, with surprise), his hands on his knees, the crisp lines of his white shirt almost moulding him, fixing him still in her sight. They were both waiting, supposedly for her Aunty Funke to bring ...
Aunty Funke entered the room with a swish of cloth that smelt of Sunlight soap. Jess already knew her smell, but didn't look up from the starched white before her eyes. She heard the clink of the glass bottles being placed on the round ...
... becoming intermingled somehow with the framed map of Africa on the painted but peeling wall opposite her, the lion-shaped bronze clock, the shapes chasing each other around the neck and sleeves of Aunty Funke's well-fitting boubou.
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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