What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (Large Print / Library Binding)

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The title of Helen Oyeyemi's short story collection is as delicious on the tongue, as obfuscatingly obvious as the stories within: What is Not Yours is Not Yours. In "Books and Roses" romance and tenderness fight tooth and nail with the locked secrets of the past. In "A Brief History of the Homely Wench Society" a different kind of college club tries to figure out its place in the 21st century. A great introduction to Oyeyemi's deft work at the crossroads of the strange and the feminist.

— Ruby

The title of Helen Oyeyemi's short story collection is as delicious on the tongue, as obfuscatingly obvious as the stories within: What is Not Yours is Not Yours. In "Books and Roses" romance and tenderness fight tooth and nail with the locked secrets of the past. In "A Brief History of the Homely Wench Society" a different kind of college club tries to figure out its place in the 21st century. A great introduction to Oyeyemi's deft work at the crossroads of the strange and the feminist.

— Ruby

March 2016 Indie Next List


“There is magic in Helen Oyeyemi's writing. There is magic in the settings, which shift between the conventional and the fantastic as readers devotedly follow her characters down any path they please. There is magic in the tales themselves, as readers recognize a situation only to have it bloom into a flower they have never imagined before, full of beauty or of dread. And, most certainly, there is magic in such breathtaking prose and unimaginable characters. This is a captivating story collection, filled with both fairy tale whimsy and dark, complicated mystery. Highly recommended!”
— Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

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From the award-winning author of "Boy, Snow, Bird" . . .
Product Details
ISBN: 9781628999587
ISBN-10: 1628999586
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
Publication Date: May 1st, 2016
Pages: 500
Language: English