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 like laughing because she could see only half of her mum's face, and it was like one of those I/Vl1ere's Spot? books. Lift the flap to find the rest. But she didn't laugh, because her mum looked sort of cross.
Her mum let go of her, shook her head, laughed. Then she said, “How would you like for us to go to Nigeria?” _]ess, still distracted, found herself asking, “\X/ho?" Sarah laughed. “Us! You, me and Daddy!" Jess felt stupid.
The men were laughing and calling out to each other in Yoruba, flashing white smiles at each other, sometimes staggering with the force of their laughter. Her father was standing near the carousel, his hands in his pockets, watching out ...
Both her mother and the people surrounding her began to laugh—n1ysterious laughter, like a liquid, bubbling wall, leaving Jess and her father drenched with it, but still outside. Jess rubbed her forehead with her free hand and squinted ...
She carried on looking at the man who had laughed. She even pressed her fingers against the dusty window and brought her face closer to it, peering at him. He watched her laconically, slapping flies away as he chewed.
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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