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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Sarah Harrison asked, her lips pursed. Jess sat up, trying to gauge the situation. She was getting good at this. “Yeah,” she said hesitantly. “Then why didn't you answer?” “Sorry, Mummy.” Her mother waited, and ]essan1y's brow wrinkled ...
Sarah laughed. “Us! You, me and Daddy!" Jess felt stupid. “Ohhhhh,” she said. “In an aeroplane?” Her mum, who was convinced that this was the thing to bring jessamy out of herself, smiled. “Yes! In an aeroplane! Would you like that?
Mr. Harrison stamped his feet to applaud his wife's sense of fair play. “Bravo, Sarah!” He beamed at her, his hair standing on end as usual, and Jessamy smiled too, in preparation for the unifying smile, the smile that they would all ...
... had happened wererft true, as if it had been just yesterday that he had sent her to England to go to university, not fifteen years ago, a period of time in which she, Sarah, had properly grown up, and her mother, his wife, had died.
She wondered, briefly, why her mum allowed some people to call her Sarah, and others to call her Adebisi. 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 ...
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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