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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At turns dark and funny, it is always balanced by an expaiisive light. Oyeyemi is a gifted writer.” —Chris Abani, author of GmceLand “A chilling story about the anguish of separation from all that should be most familiar and dear.
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. She couldn't see her mum's fingers yet ...
... to switch on a light, but eventually she sank and sank until her head was on the paper and her neck was stretching slightly painfully so that she could watch her hand forming letters with the pencil. She didn't sharpen the pencil, ...
... who stared back at her, her small eyes squinting out from their folds of flesh, the fluorescent lighting giving her skin an odd, flat finish, as if the dark brown was catching light and not throwing it out again.
His dishevelled, sandy hair obscured his forehead, and his greeny-blue eyes were half open; they looked darker with the overhead light switched off. He had taken off his glasses, and she could just about make out the two small indents ...
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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