What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Author Helen Oyeyemi
ISBN-10 1594634645
ISBN-13 9781594634642
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Riverhead Books
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Winner of the PEN Open Book AwardAn NPR Best Book of 2016A Washington Post Notable Fiction PickA PBS NewsHour Best Book of 2016 A Slate Best Book of the Year One of Esquire Magazines Best Books of 2016 One of Oprah coms 10 Favorite Books of 2016 Transcendent The New York Times Book Review Flawless another masterpiece from an author who seems incapable of writing anything that s less than brilliant NPRFrom the award winning author of Boy Snow Bird and Mr Fox comes an enchanting collection of intertwined stories Playful ambitious and exquisitely imagined What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys literal and metaphorical The key to a house the key to a heart the key to a secretOyeyemis keys not only unlock elements of her characters lives they promise further labyrinths on the other side In Books and Roses one special key opens a library a garden and clues to at least two lovers fates In Is Your Blood as Red as This an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school Sorry Doesnt Sweeten Her Tea involves a house of locks where doors can be closed only with a keywith surprising unobservable developments And in If a Book Is Locked Theres Probably a Good Reason for That Don t You Think a key keeps a mystical diary locked for good reason Oyeyemis tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities Is a key a gate a gift or an invitation What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours captivates as it explores the many possible answers

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