Gingerbread : [a novel]
(Large Print)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019].
Appears on list
Status

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Edmondson Pike - Adult Large PrintFiction Oyeyemi Large TypeOn Shelf
Green Hills - Adult Large PrintFiction Oyeyemi Large TypeOn Shelf
Main Library - Adult Large PrintFiction Oyeyemi Large TypeOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

Format
Large Print
Physical Desc
372 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781984882899 (trade pbk.), 1984882899 (trade pbk.)

Notes

General Note
Subtitle from cover.
Description
"The prize-winning, bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel. 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. Endlessly surprising and satisfying, written with Helen Oyeyemi's inimitable style and imagination, it is a true feast for the reader." --,Provided by publisher.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Oyeyemi, H. (2019). Gingerbread: [a novel] . Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Oyeyemi, Helen. 2019. Gingerbread: [a Novel]. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Oyeyemi, Helen. Gingerbread: [a Novel] [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Oyeyemi, Helen. Gingerbread: [a Novel] Random House Large Print, 2019.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.