325pp. 8vo (8.25" x 5.25"). Quarter bound paper and cloth over boards stamped spine. Book is unread, unmarked, unclipped ($27.00), tight, clean, with a complete number line from 1-10. Book contains nine clever stories intertwined around the subject of keys. Author also wrote "Boy, Snow, Bird" and "Mr. Fox." Gift quality book. Brodart protected cover.
Winner of the PEN Open Book Award
An NPR Best Book of 2016
A Washington Post Notable Fiction Pick
A PBS NewsHour Best Book of 2016
A Slate Best Book of the Year
One of Esquire Magazine's Best Books of 2016
One of Oprah.com's 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." --NPR
From 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 secret--Oyeyemi's 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' Doesn't Sweeten Her Tea" involves a "house of locks," where doors can be closed only with a key--with surprising, unobservable developments. And in "If a Book Is Locked There's Probably a Good Reason for That Don't You Think," a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).
Oyeyemi's 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.
Title: What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Stories
Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books: 2016
ISBN Number: 1594634637
ISBN Number 13: 9781594634635
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0002667