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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Then her mum would run her fmgers over the elaborate embroidery herself, and smile, turning her head from side to side as she regarded her reflection in the bedroom mirror. he an buba, she would say, lapsing from her English accent into ...
It was oddly like a cooling wind on her skin, the sting that remained when her mother's hand had left her, and she stopped struggling and hung limp from the side of her seat, her mouth a small, open 0, until her father, ...
Had her mother also put herself in his place, looked at herself from his side of the counter and found herself odd and wanting? Maybe that had been the carefulness in her smile. All that the eight-year-old Jess knew was that the smile ...
Then she looked out of the side window, straight at a man who was leaning against his car, his jaw working as he chewed gum. He was almost impossibly tall and wearing a rough cotton shirt and a pair of long shorts that reached down to ...
Aunty Funke left with the plates, but Jess's mother hovered on the other side of the beaded door curtain. “\lVuraola.” Jess jumped when he brought his hand down on her shoulder. She looked up at him, licking the corners of her mouth.
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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