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The Resource Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi

Label
Gingerbread
Title
Gingerbread
Statement of responsibility
Helen Oyeyemi
Title variation
Ginger bread
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Oyeyemi, Helen
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Gingerbread
  • Fairy tales
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Missing persons
Target audience
adult
Label
Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065046092
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
372 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984882899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065046092
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
372 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984882899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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