With distinct originality and grace and an extraordinary gift
for making the fantastic believable, Helen Oyeyemi spins the
politics of family and nation into a riveting and unforgettable
As a child, Miranda Silver developed pica, a rare eating
disorder that causes its victims to consume non-edible substances.
The death of her mother when Miranda is sixteen exacerbates her
condition. And then there''s the family house in Dover, England,
converted to a bed and breakfast by Miranda''s father. Dover has
long been known for its hostility toward outsiders. But The Silver
House manifests a more conscious malice toward strangers,
dispatching those visitors it despises. Enraged by the constant
stream of foreign staff and guests, the house finally unleashes its
most destructive power.