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Parasol against the axe

Oyeyemi, Helen (author.).

Summary: For reasons of her own, Hero Tojosoa accepts an invitation she was half expected to decline, and finds herself in Prague on a bachelorette weekend hosted by her estranged friend Sofie. Little does she know she's arrived in a city with a penchant for playing tricks on the unsuspecting. A book Hero has brought with her seems to be warping her mind: the text changes depending on when it's being read and who's doing the reading, revealing startling new stories of fictional Praguers past and present. Uninvited companions appear at bachelorette activities and at city landmarks, offering opinions, humor, and even a taste of treachery. When a third woman from Hero and Sofie's past appears unexpectedly, the tensions between the friends' different accounts of the past reach a new level.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593192351
  • ISBN: 0593192362
  • ISBN: 9780593192368
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [2024]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"This novel will make the city of Prague the shapeshifting, center-stage character of its story"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Magical realism
Fiction: general & literary
Prague (Czech Republic) Fiction
Realism in literature
Shapeshifting Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Shapeshifting
Jeunes femmes Romans, nouvelles, etc
Amitié Romans, nouvelles, etc
Métamorphose Romans, nouvelles, etc
Prague (Czech Republic) Fiction
Young women Fiction
Shapeshifting Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Bachelorette parties Fiction
Genre: Romans.
Novels.
Fantasy fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Novels
Fiction
Fantasy fiction

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  • 1 out of 2 copies are currently available at Athens Regional Library System.

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