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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Oyeyemi is able to modulate from the skittish internal landscape of an unbalanced child to an altogether more menacing psychological pursuit with a confident VOiCE.” —The Independent (London) “The Inzrus Girl is a dark enchantment that ...
Helen Oyeyemi. Alone I cannot be— For Hosts—-do visit me— Recordless Company . . . —EMlLY DICKINSON, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson ONE “Jess?” Her n1other's voice sounded through the hallway, mixing.
Her n1other's voice sounded through the hallway, mixing with the mustiness around her so well that the sound almost had a smell. To Jess, sitting in the cupboard, the sound of her name was strange, wobbly, misformed, as if she were ...
at the top of her voice and run back into the cupboard. Because it all STARTED in Nigeria, where it was hot, and, although she didnt realise this until much later, the way she felt might have been only .1 phase, and she might have got ...
She could not make herself move forward, so she stayed where she was, avoided his touch, looked up into her grandfather's face, smiled and said quietly, but firmly, in her most polite voice “Hello, grandfather.
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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