Jessamy Jess Harrison Is Eight Years Old Sensitive, Whimsical, Possessed Of An Extraordinary And Powerful Imagination, She Spends Hours Writing Haiku, Reading Shakespeare, Or Simply Hiding In The Dark Warmth Of The Airing Cupboard As The Child Of An English Father And A Nigerian Mother, Jess Just Can T Shake Off The Feeling Of Being Alone Wherever She Goes, And The Other Kids In Her Class Are Wary Of Her Tendency To Succumb To Terrified Fits Of Screaming Believing That A Change From Her English Environment Might Be The Perfect Antidote To Jess S Alarming Mood Swings, Her Parents Whisk Her Off To Nigeria For The First Time Where She Meets Her Mother S Family Including Her Formidable Grandfather Jess S Adjustment To Nigeria Is Only Beginning When She Encounters Titiola, Or TillyTilly, A Ragged Little Girl Her Own Age To Jess, It Seems That, At Last, She Has Found Someone Who Will Understand Her But Gradually, TillyTilly S Visits Become Disturbing, Making Jess Start To Realize That She Doesn T Know Who TillyTilly Is At All Helen Oyeyemi Draws On Nigerian Mythology To Present A Strikingly Original Variation On A Classic Literary Theme The Existence Of Doubles, Both Real And Spiritual, Who Play Havoc With Our Perceptions And Our Lives Lyrical, Haunting, And Compelling, The Icarus Girl Is A Story Of Twins And Ghosts, Of A Little Girl Growing Up Between Cultures And Colors It Heralds The Arrival Of A Remarkable New Talent.
Helen Oyeyemi is a British novelist She lives in Prague with an ever increasing number of teapots, and has written eight books so far.
- 320 pages
- The Icarus Girl
- Helen Oyeyemi
- 05 March 2019 Helen Oyeyemi