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 couldn't see her mum's fingers yet, but she knew that they would be blue with the ink, and probably the sleeves of the long yellow T-shirt she was wearing as well. Jess felt like laughing because she could see only half of her mum's ...
All that the eight-year-old Jess knew was that the smile wasn't a particularly happy one, and that her mother hadn't smiled like that in England. She felt herself, also, growing careful. Her mum tugged at her hand, and Jessamy saw a ...
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 .
She knew all this . . . But nobody had ever called her WLlf80l1l, not even her mother, whom she could now see from the corner of her eye making anxious, silent gestures for her to go to her grandfather. Here, in this stone-walled ...
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 table in the centre of the parlour, heard Aunty Funke speaking ...
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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