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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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?” Jess began to feel excited. To Nigeria!
Jess began to feel excited. To Nigeria! In an aeroplane! She tried to imagine Nigeria, but couldn't. Hot. It would be hot. “Yeah,” she said, and smiled. But if she had known the trouble it would cause. she would have shouted “No!
Her father, standing defensively by his suitcase, darted a confused look at her mother, who quite suddenly took charge and began to outshout them all, speaking rapidly in a mixture of Yoruba and broken English. “ I/Vctin you be wanting, ...
The car rocked dmmwards as her father loaded his suitcase into the back, and she heard his shoes clicking on the white pavement as he began to walk around the car. She carried on looking at the man who had laughed.
Her mother turned back in her seat and began a discussion with the driver about several places that she used to know in the Lagos area. In English. THREE When they arrived at the Bodija house, Jess's grandfather THE ICARUS GIRL.
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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