What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 09/02/2017
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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
What an unexpected, stunning piece of literature. After reading this, I am definitely going to be picking up more short stories - they're perfect if you ca... READ MORE
Eleanor at Piccadilly
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
This is a truly beautifully written collection of short stories. Oyeyemi has created a magical world, and I became completely lost inside of it. It's hard... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough


The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another.

The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, of marshlands where the drowned dead live and a city where all the clocks have stopped; students hone their skills at puppet school, the Homely Wench Society commits a guerrilla book-swap, and lovers exchange books and roses on St Jordi's Day.

It is a collection of towering imagination, marked by baroque beauty and a deep sensuousness.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447299394
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 191g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 17 mm

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