The Icarus Girl

The Icarus Girl

Book - 2005
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The audacious first novel from the award-winning and highly acclaimed Helen Oyeyemi.

Jessamy "Jess" Harrison, age eight, is the child of an English father and a Nigerian mother. Possessed of an extraordinary imagination, she has a hard time fitting in at school. It is only when she visits Nigeria for the first time that she makes a friend who understands her: a ragged little girl named TillyTilly. But soon TillyTilly's visits become more disturbing, until Jess realizes she doesn't actually know who her friend is at all. Drawing on Nigerian mythology, Helen Oyeyemi presents a striking variation on the classic literary theme of doubles -- both real and spiritual -- in this lyrical and bold debut.

Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2005
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9781400078752
140007875X
9780385513838
0385513836
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 22 cm

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Jan 28, 2011

Beautifully and sensitively written.

EPLPicks_Teen Mar 15, 2010

written by a teen author - age 18

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