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, ...
Her father, standing defensively by his suitcase, darted a confused look at her mother, who quite suddenly took charge and began to outshout them all, speaking rapidly in a mixture of Yoruba and broken English. “ I/Vctin you be wanting, ...
Her father, standing slightly outside the circle, smiled encouragingly at her. Her grandfather held out a hand. His hands were big and square, spadelike, the palms deeply etched and callused. She took a step ...
Her aunt took a seat and began asking her questions, but as usual she was too overwhehned by taste and colour to speak properly. She could not say very much about herself and whether or not she liked Nigeria so far, because as yet, ...
One afternoon, Aunty Funkc took Jess, Bose and Femi to the zoo. “lt's sponsored by the University of Ibadan, so most people just call it the UI zoo," ]ess's mum explained to her at breakfast. Her grandfathers driver was Gateinan's ...
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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