The Icarus Girl

The Icarus Girl

Book - 2005
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Jessamy "Jess" Harrison, age eight, is the child of an English father and a Nigerian mother. Possessed of an extraordinary imagination, she has a hard time fitting in at school. It is only when she visits Nigeria for the first time that she makes a friend who understands her: a ragged little girl named TillyTilly. But soon TillyTilly's visits become more disturbing, until Jess realizes she doesn't actually know who her friend is at all. Drawing on Nigerian mythology, Helen Oyeyemi presents a striking variation on the classic literary theme of doubles -- both real and spiritual -- in this lyrical and bold debut.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group, c2005
ISBN: 9780670045341
0670045349
9780143017769
0143017764
Characteristics: 337 p

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RebeccaI
Jan 28, 2011

Beautifully and sensitively written.

EPLPicks_Teen Mar 15, 2010

written by a teen author - age 18

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