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FROM THE WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD & GRANTA BEST YOUNG BRITISH NOVELIST

"What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours . . . boasts ambitious stories written masterfully by an adventurous author." New York Times

The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another.

The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, of marshlands where the drowned dead live and a city where all the clocks have stopped; students hone their skills at puppet school, the Homely Wench Society commits a guerrilla book-swap, and lovers exchange books and roses on St Jordi's Day.

It is a collection of towering imagination, marked by baroque beauty and a deep sensuousness.

PRAISE FOR WHAT IS YOURS IS NOT YOURS

"Oyeyemi's imagination is impressive and vast . . . Her ability to conceive her stories on such a grand scale is what makes her work so magnetic, sucking the reader into any number of netherworlds." Guardian

"Alluring . . . the style and peculiar authority of this exceptional young writer will carry you carefully through the labyrinth and into a new and exciting literary landscape." Daily Mail

"Ethereal beauty and unexpected humour" Independent on Sunday

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781447299363
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 26/04/2016
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Short stories
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 176
  • Price: $32.99

FROM THE WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD & GRANTA BEST YOUNG BRITISH NOVELIST

"What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours . . . boasts ambitious stories written masterfully by an adventurous author." New York Times

The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another.

The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, of marshlands where the drowned dead live and a city where all the clocks have stopped; students hone their skills at puppet school, the Homely Wench Society commits a guerrilla book-swap, and lovers exchange books and roses on St Jordi's Day.

It is a collection of towering imagination, marked by baroque beauty and a deep sensuousness.

PRAISE FOR WHAT IS YOURS IS NOT YOURS

"Oyeyemi's imagination is impressive and vast . . . Her ability to conceive her stories on such a grand scale is what makes her work so magnetic, sucking the reader into any number of netherworlds." Guardian

"Alluring . . . the style and peculiar authority of this exceptional young writer will carry you carefully through the labyrinth and into a new and exciting literary landscape." Daily Mail

"Ethereal beauty and unexpected humour" Independent on Sunday

Author Information

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels, including White is for Witching (which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award), Mr Fox and Boy, Snow, Bird. In 2013, Helen was included in Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.