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HELEN OYEYEMI Books
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours By Helen Oyeyemi
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours By Helen Oyeyemi. The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemis 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 Jordis Day. It is a collection of towering imagination, marked by baroque beauty and a deep sensuousness.