Wolverine Farm Book Club: What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discussion postponed until January 28th.
Our book pick for November & December is Helen Oyeyemi’s “What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours”! A little dose of fiction for the holiday season.
About “What Is Not Yours Is Also Not Yours”:
The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In “Books and Roses” one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers’ fates. In “Is Your Blood as Red as This?” an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. “‘Sorry’ Doesn’t Sweeten Her Tea” involves a “house of locks,” where doors can be closed only with a key—with surprising, unobservable developments. And in “If a Book Is Locked There’s Probably a Good Reason for That Don’t You Think,” a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).
Oyeyemi’s tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation?
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