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The Resource Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi

Label
Gingerbread
Title
Gingerbread
Statement of responsibility
Helen Oyeyemi
Title variation
Gingerbread
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Druhástrana, 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"--
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Oyeyemi, Helen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Formulas, recipes, etc
  • Friendship
  • Family secrets
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
Target audience
adult
Label
Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035313765
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781594634659
Lccn
2018019890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035313765
Label
Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035313765
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781594634659
Lccn
2018019890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035313765

Library Locations

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