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White is for Witching - Helen Oyeyemi
White is for Witching
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High on the cliffs near Dover, the Silver family is reeling from the loss of Lily, mother of twins Eliot and Miranda, and beloved wife of Luc. Miranda misses her with particular intensity. Their mazy, capricious house belonged to her mother’s ancestors, and to Miranda, newly attuned to spirits,... show more
High on the cliffs near Dover, the Silver family is reeling from the loss of Lily, mother of twins Eliot and Miranda, and beloved wife of Luc. Miranda misses her with particular intensity. Their mazy, capricious house belonged to her mother’s ancestors, and to Miranda, newly attuned to spirits, newly hungry for chalk, it seems they have never left. Forcing apples to grow in winter, revealing and concealing secret floors, the house is fiercely possessive of young Miranda. Joining voices with her brother and her best friend Ore, it tells her story: haunting in every sense, and a spine-tingling tribute to the power of magic, myth and memory.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780330458146 (0330458140)
Publisher: Picador Usa
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.0 White is for Witching
This book is a classic gothic, complete with a creepy racist haunted house, weird familial relationships, ghosts of the past, and unsettling body horror. Written in ever shifting points of view this book isn't always easy to grab onto. Sometimes shifts happen mid-sentence, and although the transitio...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 White is For Witching
This was my first Oyeyemi and I LOVED it. It’s an immersive book, full of gorgeous language and unusual but not overly mannered. It’s also about a lot of my favorite themes and things. I will definitely be reading more Oyeyemi.
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
1.5 White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
29/8 - I read up to page 58 then took the time to skim/read Richard Reviles Censorship's review to see if my problems with the book were mine alone, it wasn't encouraging. I hadn't liked the writing style or four different voices from the first lines I read. I didn't like the fact that it was ambigu...
To Shoot or Not to Shoot
To Shoot or Not to Shoot rated it
3.0 White is for Witching
Would have had another half star but the story lost me right at the end, with Sade and Ore gone I'm not sure I really cared about any of the others. Enjoyed it anyway, beautifully told.
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
4.0 Eerie and beautiful
First chapter in, I was thinking. Darn, this is better than Mr. Fox. Mr. Fox was a crazy ride, a drunken ramble in a festival ground. This book looks like it will have great writing but also structure that will not baffle reader. Is that a plus? Not necessarily; and reading further, I don't think it...
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