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The Icarus girl

Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The protagonist, Jessamy Harrison, born to a British father and Nigerian mother, writes haikus and reads Shakespeare, but regularly throws tantrums and avoids social interaction both at school and at home. As an intervention, her parents take her to stay with family in Nigeria for the summer. At her grandfather's compound, she encounters Tilly, a mysterious girl who seems to know everything about Jess and who, Jess  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Oyeyemi
ISBN: 0747575487 9780747575481 0747576378 9780747576372
OCLC Number: 56964815
Awards: Short-listed for British Book Awards: Writer of the Year 2006
Description: 305 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Helen Oyeyemi.

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A novel about spirits, twins and an extraordinary little girl.  Read more...

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