The inimitable Helen Oyeyemi made us a video for Librairie Drawn & Quarterly for her new book Peaces: A Novel!
The book has received heaps of praise & as your neighbourhood booksellers we can attest to this being a wonderful book!
“A gay couple embarked on a fantastical Orient Express, a mongoose with attitude, a mysterious woman disposed to prophetic pronouncements: welcome back to the magical, maddening milieu of Oyeyemi’s singular fiction, in which trapdoors spring open and revelations emerge like Russian nesting dolls.”
“Oyeyemi is a master of leaps of thought and inference, of shifty velocity, and the story’s long setup has the discombobulating quality of walking through a moving vehicle while carrying a full-to-the-brim cup of very hot tea. . . . ”
—The New York Times
“[A] deeply, intoxicatingly romantic novel . . . Peaces is elliptical and strange and funny.”
“A surrealist tale of love, heartbreak, and being haunted by the past.”
“Entrancing. . . . lyrical, almost magical prose.”
Of course we've got Peaces in stock, along with Oyeyemi's (extensive & wonderful) backlist!
Oyeyemi filmed the video from the UK exclusively for your local neighborhood bookstore. She gives a brief description of the book & then proceeds to read an excerpt. Click through to bring Oyeyemi's + a windy London day to the screen!
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