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 ...
_]ess, still distracted, found herself asking, “\X/ho?" 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, ...
he asked, cheerfully, and although she didn't turn from the window, she felt cooler, as if a lone scrap of home had just blown into the car. England, where people who stared at you would shift their eyes away with an embarrassed, ...
Of course, she knew that Wuraola was her Yoruba name. the name that her grandfather had asked in a letter for her to be called when her mother had held her Nigerian naming ceremony. Wuraola means gold. She knew all this .
Her aunt took a seat and began asking her questions, but as usual she was too overwhehned by taste and colour to speak properly. She could not say very much about herself and whether or not she liked Nigeria so far, because as yet, ...
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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