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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Jess sat up, trying to gauge the situation. She was getting good at this. “Yeah,” she said hesitantly. “Then why didn't you answer?” “Sorry, Mummy.” Her mother waited, and ]essan1y's brow wrinkled as she ...
... made Jess smile as she sat waiting with everyone else, looking at this woman, who stared back at her, her small eyes squinting out from their folds of flesh, the fluorescent lighting giving her skin an odd, flat finish, ...
manner. as if she was something to look at while he waited for something else. The car rocked dmmwards as her father loaded his suitcase into the back, and she heard his shoes clicking on the white pavement as he began to walk around ...
They were both waiting, supposedly for her Aunty Funke to bring them some soft drinks (her grandfather had called them “minerals”), but really Jessamy sensed that they were waiting to see if they would like each other or not.
She looked into her grandfather's face again as they both waited for the hissing sound of gas escaping the bottle, and they both fiinched a little from the sheer nakedness of contact between eye and eye. It wasn't unpleasant flinching, ...
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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