The Opposite House

The Opposite House

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Maja was five years old when her black Cuban family emigrated from the Caribbean to London, leaving her with one complete memory: a woman singing - in a voice both eerie and enthralling - at their farewell party. Now, almost twenty years later, Maja herself is a singer, pregnant and haunted by what she calls 'her Cuba'.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 190g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747593108
  • 9780747593102
  • 489,307

About Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi was born in Nigeria in 1984 and moved to London when she was four. She is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Icarus Girl,which she wrote while she was still at school, and two plays, Juniper's Whitening and Victimese, both published by Methuen.
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'Rich and witty ... it confirms Helen Oyeyemi as a true original' Ali Smith 'Powerful ... wonderfully unsettling ... Oyeyemi's raw style is great' Time Out 'Lyrical and deeply textured ... it repays slow, careful reading, and your copy may, like mine, end up with underlinings and scribbles highlighting juicy phrases' Sunday Telegraph 'Beautiful ... this is about the difficulties of knowing who you are, especially if you are born of several incompatible cultures. It has the ring of truth' The Times
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575 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 16% (92)
4 27% (154)
3 39% (225)
2 14% (83)
1 4% (21)
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