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What is not yours is not yours : stories

Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories, English
Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Oyeyemi
ISBN: 9781594634635 1594634637 9781447299363 1447299361
OCLC Number: 941758750
Awards: Long-listed for International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017 (UK)
Description: 325 pages ; 21 cm
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.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Helen Oyeyemi.

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A remarkable collection of short stories from one of our most gifted writers, Helen Oyeyemi.  Read more...

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Oyeyemi's imagination is impressive and vast ... Her ability to conceive her stories on such a grand scale is what makes her work so magnetic, sucking the reader into any number of netherworlds. Read more...

 
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