White is for Witching
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White is for Witching

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Haunting in every sense, White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi is a spine-tingling tribute to the power of magic, myth and memory.

High on the cliffs near Dover, the Silver family is reeling from the loss of Lily, mother of twins Eliot and Miranda, and beloved wife of Luc. Miranda misses her with particular intensity. Their mazy, capricious house belonged to her mother's ancestors, and to Miranda, newly attuned to spirits, newly hungry for chalk, it seems they have never left. Forcing apples to grow in winter, revealing and concealing secret floors, the house is fiercely possessive of young Miranda . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 17mm | 178g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 0330458159
  • 9780330458153
  • 80,491

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Superbly atmospheric. The dark tones of Poe in her haunting have the elasticity of Haruki Murakami's surreal mental landscapes. Independent
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Helen Oyeyemi was a literary prodigy. Now, she is ready to make the transition from wunderkind to established author. Remarkable. * Daily Telegraph * Entrancing. * TLS * White is for Witching should establish Oyeyemi as an ambitious voice in modern macabre; master of the light, lyrical touch and dark, half-hinted suggestion. * The Times * The kind of prose that creeps off the page, crawls up the spine and burrows deep into the reader's paralysed mind. * Daily Mail * Superbly atmospheric. The dark tones of Poe in her haunting have the elasticity of Haruki Murakami's surreal mental landscapes. * Independent *
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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, The Opposite House, Boy, Snow, Bird and the short story collection What is Not Yours is Not Yours.
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5,182 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (1,780)
3 28% (1,436)
2 11% (585)
1 4% (214)
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