White Is For Witching

Paperback | June 15, 2010

byHelen Oyeyemi

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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 mystery.

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.

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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 mystery. As a child, Miranda Silver developed pica, a rare eating disorder that causes its victims to consume non-edible substances. The death of her ...

Helen Oyeyemi  is the author of five novels, most recently White Is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and Mr. Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Prague.   

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.35 × 0.62 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014316936X

ISBN - 13:9780143169369

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"When Oyeyemi burst on the scene at 20 with The Icarus Girl, we called her precocious. Now she’s a fully formed major literary talent." - NOW Magazine

“Hitchcock would have had a heyday with this literary novel. . . Eerie beyond measure, riveting and unique, it will make you think twice about turning the lights off at night.” - Winnipeg Free Press