Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Oyeyemi, Helen, author

Title What is not yours is not yours : stories / Helen Oyeyemi
Published New York : Riverhead Books, [2016]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  820.92 O989 A23/W  AVAILABLE
Description 325 pages ; 22 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 -- 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
Subject Locks and keys -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Books -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Gardens -- Fiction.
Libraries -- Fiction.
Puppets -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Author Oyeyemi, Helen. Books and roses
LC no. 2015478200
ISBN 1594634637
Other Titles Short stories. Selections