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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Outside the cupboard, Jess felt as if she was in a place where everything moved past too fast, all colours, ... “I am in the cupboard,” she whispered, moving backwards and stretching her arms out, teeling her elbows pillowed by THE ...
Then she would wrap the longest, widest sheet of dyed cloth around her waist, over the bottom half of the scoop-necked top, and fold it over once, twice, three times, her fingers moving across the material with the loving carelessness ...
... her eyes linger on his face for a few seconds longer, to acknowledge the smile, she closed her eyes again and slept, and dreamed a confusing dream that had people and animals and dancing coloured shapes moving in and out of it.
Luggage was moving past her in a disorderly line, some of it big, bulgy plastic bags, striped red-andwhite, some suitcases and trunks. The men were laughing and calling out to each other in Yoruba, flashing white smiles at each other, ...
father and cousins, she saw a bustle of people, a multitude, all of them moving so quickly that she couldn't see their faces, and any one of them could be family. Her grandfather would have a walking stick. Would he have a walking stick ...
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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