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Gingerbread
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Title:
Gingerbread
Written by:
Helen Oyeyemi 
Read by:
Helen Oyeyemi 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
7 hours 29 minutes 
Published:
March 07 2019 
Available Date:
March 07 2019 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781489488404 
Genres:
Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Fables & Fairytales; Literary Fiction; Magical Realism 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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A bewitching and inventive novel about motherhood, family legacy and ... gingerbread.

Perdita Lee may appear 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 flat 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 (and, according to Wikipedia, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee’s early youth. In fact, the world’s truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread 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. Years later, when teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother’s long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet’s story, as well as a reunion or two. 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. Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories – equal parts wholesome and uncanny; from the tantalising witch’s house in Hansel and Gretel to the man-shaped confection who one day decides to run as fast as he can – beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe. Endlessly surprising and satisfying, written with Helen Oyeyemi’s inimitable style and imagination, Gingerbread is a true feast for the listener.

'... a writer we should be delirious to have as a contemporary.'
The Independent

‘The greatest joy of reading Oyeyemi will always be style: jagged and capricious at moments, lush and rippled at others, always singular, like the voice-over of a fever dream.'
The New York Times

'A writer of sentences so elegant that they gleam.'
Ali Smith