What is not yours is not yours : stories / Helen Oyeyemi.
Description: 325 pages ; 20 cm
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
Copyright: © 2016.
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|Melrose||Adult Paperbacks (Reference Room)||Paperback O (Text to Phone)||Checked out||06/13/2019|
|Salem||Adult Paperbacks||PB - FICTION - TRADE (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 1594634645
- ISBN: 9781594634642
- Edition: First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Books and roses -- "Sorry" doesn't sweeten her tea -- Is your blood as red as this? -- Drownings -- Presence -- A brief history of the homely wench society -- Dornicka and the St. Martin's Day goose -- Freddy Barrandov checks ... in? -- If a book is locked there is probably a good reason for that don't you think.
The stories collected here are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another. The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, of marshlands where the drowned dead live and a city where all the clocks have stopped; students hone their skills at puppet school, the Homely Wench Society commits a guerrilla book-swap, and lovers exchange books and roses on St Jordi's Day. It is a collection of towering imagination, marked by baroque beauty and a deep sensuousness.
Locks and keys
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Libraries > Fiction.
Gardens > Fiction.
City and town life > Fiction.
Puppets > Fiction.
Books > Fiction.
Short stories, English > Women authors, Black.
Short stories, English.
Citation: Oyeyemi, Helen. "What is not yours is not yours : stories." New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.