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Gingerbread : a novel / Helen Oyeyemi.

Gingerbread : a novel

Oyeyemi, Helen, author. (Author).

Available copies

  • 6 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

Current holds

    0 current holds with 8 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Madison Square Fiction Oyeyemi (Text) 31307023490461 Fiction Available -
Main Fiction Oyeyemi (Text) 31307023490479 Fiction Checked out 09/21/2019
Main Fiction Oyeyemi (Text) 31307023490552 Fiction Available -
Seymour Fiction Oyeyemi (Text) 31307023490560 Fiction Checked out 09/30/2019
Van Belkum Fiction Oyeyemi (Text) 31307023490545 Fiction Available -
West Leonard Fiction Oyeyemi (Text) 31307023849898 New Available -
Westside Fiction Oyeyemi (Text) 31307023849880 New Available -
Yankee Clipper Fiction Oyeyemi (Text) 31307023490495 Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594634659
  • ISBN: 1594634653
  • Physical Description: 258 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.

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Subtitle from cover.
Summary, etc.:
"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, 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 (or, according to many sources, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee's early youth. The world's truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread, however, 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Formulas, recipes, etc. > Fiction.
Friendship > Ficiton.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
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