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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Sarah Harrison asked, her lips pursed. Jess sat up, trying to gauge the situation. She was getting good at this. “Yeah,” she said hesitantly. “Then why didn't you answer?” “Sorry, Mummy.” Her mother waited, and ]essan1y's brow wrinkled ...
She stared at him wide-eyed, unaware that she looked overly anxious with her bottom lip jutting out slightly below the top one. She sensed herself on the edge of a screaming fit, already beginning to hear her breath coming faster than ...
Her mother had stopped speaking, and was gazing at Jess's grandfather with pursed lips. Running her tongue over her adun with a slurp, Jess decided to hold out on answering her grandfather for as long as possible.
She looked at her grandfather, Whose lips were pinched so tightly together that they looked as if they had been sewn at the corners. “Hmmm," he said. “Hininin. I see you are the same." They both laughed. It wasn't true, of course.
She found her lips moving, she was praying, but not in English, or even Yoruba, but in some loose, gabbling language that was born from her fear. She just knew that the snake was going to form itself into a whip, launch through the ...
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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