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What is not yours is not yours : stories / Helen Oyeyemi
Book | Riverhead Books | 2017 | First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
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Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Description
325 pages ; 20 cm
Short stories
Contents
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.
Summary
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.
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Short stories. Selections
ISBN
1594634645 (paperback)
9781594634642 (paperback)
(SHORT STORIES)
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