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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They stood there for a second, looking at each other, then her mother crouched and took _]essa1ny's face in her hands, examining her. Jess held still, tried to assume an expression that would satisfy whatever her mother was looking for, ...
She stood at the luggige carousel, holding her mum's hand, trying to ignore the stickiness of her orange-and-white buttonup top. She could feel the sweat collecting into a big drop in the hollow of her back, and wriggled her shoulders a ...
The light colours contrasted with his skin. and he stood out in gaunt relief against his cream-coloured car, like a paper cutout. He was looking at her, but in a distracted manner. as if she was something to look at while THE ICARUS ...
The five older than her, Aunty Funke's and Uncle Kunle's children, greeted her with tentative but almost patronising smiles: the two youngest, Aunty Biola's children, stood as if in awe of her. surveying her clothes, her hair, ...
There they all stood, an uncertain circle, and then her grandfather came forward, greeted her mother, shook hands with her father. Although he seemed mellower and smaller than the picture that her mother had painted for her over 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