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The Resource Gingerbread : a novel, Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread : a novel, Helen Oyeyemi

Label
Gingerbread : a novel
Title
Gingerbread
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Helen Oyeyemi
Creator
Contributor
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 is the gingerbread they make. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but its very popular in Druhástrana, the far-away (and, according to Wikipedia, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee's early youth. In fact, the worlds truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread is Harriets 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 mothers long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriets 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
Member of
Summary
The award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird draws on the classic fairy-tale element of gingerbread in the story of a British family whose surprising legacy and secret past are tied to a favorite recipe
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760028
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Hansel and Gretel
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oyeyemi, Helen
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1785-1863
  • 1786-1859
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grimm, Jacob
  • Grimm, Wilhelm
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gingerbread
  • Families
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Friendship
  • Fairy tales
Target audience
adult
Label
Gingerbread : a novel, 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
000065143348
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781447299431
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019009351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091996681
Label
Gingerbread : a novel, 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
000065143348
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781447299431
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019009351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091996681

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