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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She felt that she needed to be saying this so that it would be real. It was similar to her waking up and saying to herself, My name is _]essmny. I am eight years old. If she reminded herself that she was in the cupboard, she would know ...
Outside the cupboard, Jess felt as if she was in a place where everything moved past too fast, all colours, all people talking and wanting her to say things. So she kept her eyes on the ground, which pretty much stayed the same.
She felt as if she were in bed. A slit of light grew as the cupboard door opened and her mother looked in at her. _]ess could already smell the stain of thick, wrong-flowing biro ink, the way it smelt when the pen went all leaky.
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!
She felt, when reading over the ones she'd written herself, as if she were being punched very hard, just once, with each haiku. One day, Jess spent six hours spread untidily across her bedroom floor, chin in hand, motionless except for ...
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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