The Prize Winning, Bestselling Author Of Boy, Snow, Bird And What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Returns With A Bewitching And Inventive Novel.Influenced By The Mysterious Place Gingerbread Holds In Classic Children S Stories Equal Parts Wholesome And Uncanny, From The Tantalizing Witch S House In Hansel And Gretel To The Man Shaped Confection Who One Day Decides To Run As Fast As He Can Beloved Novelist Helen Oyeyemi Invites Readers Into A Delightful Tale Of A Surprising Family Legacy, In Which The Inheritance Is A Recipe.Perdita Lee May Appear To Be Your Average British Schoolgirl Harriet Lee May Seem Just A Working Mother Trying To Penetrate The School Social Hierarchy But There Are Signs That They Might Not Be As Normal As They Think They Are For One Thing, They Share A Gold Painted, Seventh Floor Walk Up Apartment With Some Surprisingly Verbal Vegetation And Then There S The Gingerbread They Make Londoners May Find Themselves Able To Take Or Leave It, But It S Very Popular In Druh Strana, The Far Away And, According To Wikipedia, Non Existent Land Of Harriet Lee S Early Youth In Fact, The World S Truest Lover Of The Lee Family Gingerbread Is Harriet S Charismatic Childhood Friend, Gretel Kercheval A Figure Who Seems To Have Had A Hand In Everything Good Or Bad That Has Happened To Harriet Since They Met.Decades Later, When Teenaged Perdita Sets Out To Find Her Mother S Long Lost Friend, It Prompts A New Telling Of Harriet S Story As The Book Follows The Lees Through Encounters With Jealousy, Ambition, Family Grudges, Work, Wealth, And Real Estate, Gingerbread Seems To Be The One Thing That Reliably Holds A Constant Value Endlessly Surprising And Satisfying, Written With Helen Oyeyemi S Inimitable Style And Imagination, It Is A True Feast For The Reader.
Helen Oyeyemi is a British novelist She lives in Prague with an ever increasing number of teapots, and has written eight books so far.
- 258 pages
- Helen Oyeyemi
- 28 October 2019 Helen Oyeyemi