Sunday, September 16, 2012

white is for witching by helen oyeyemi

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi from Picador on Vimeo.

An unconventional and eerie tale, WIFW takes place in Dover, in the family home of Miranda and Eliot Silver, who have recently lost their mother, Lily. Their father, a Gallic chef of few words, has converted the family home to a B & B, and in doing so, angered the house, who is set on consuming Miranda, as it consumed her mother and grandmother before her. Narrated by multiple voices, including the house itself, the story turns darker and darker as Miranda, suffering from a rare eating disorder exacerbated by her mother's death, slips further and further away from her brother and father. A literate ghost story that will please fans of Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry. Click here for a full review. Grade 9+