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White is for witching

Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2014. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Riverhead trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award One of Granta 's Best Young British Novelists From the acclaimed author of Boy, Snow, Bird There's something strange about the Silver family house in the closed-off town of Dover, England. Grand and cavernous with hidden passages and buried secrets, it's been home to four generations of Silver women--Anna, Jennifer, Lily, and now Miranda, who has lived in the house with her twin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Occult fiction
Paranormal fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Oyeyemi
ISBN: 9781594633072 159463307X
OCLC Number: 855905368
Description: 283 pages ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Helen Oyeyemi.

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Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award One of Granta 's Best Young British Novelists From the acclaimed author of Boy, Snow, Bird There's something strange about the Silver family house in the closed-off town of Dover, England. Grand and cavernous with hidden passages and buried secrets, it's been home to four generations of Silver women--Anna, Jennifer, Lily, and now Miranda, who has lived in the house with her twin brother, Eliot, ever since their father converted it to a bed-and-breakfast. The Silver women have always had a strong connection, a pull over one another that reaches across time and space, and when Lily, Miranda's mother, passes away suddenly while on a trip abroad, Miranda begins suffering strange ailments. An eating disorder starves her. She begins hearing voices. When she brings a friend home, Dover's hostility toward outsiders physically manifests within the four walls of the Silver house, and the lives of everyone inside are irrevocably changed. At once an unforgettable mystery and a meditation on race, nationality, and family legacies, White is for Witching is a boldly original, terrifying, and elegant novel by a prodigious talent.

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