Helen Oyeyemi - Gingerbread

Upcoming Event
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

From her stunning debut novel, The Icarus Girl, which drew on Nigerian myths, to Boy, Snow, Bird, her retelling of Snow White as a story of family and racism in 1950s New England, Oyeyemi has adapted timeless folk- and fairytale motifs to show us the truth about today’s world. Her eagerly awaited new novel, the first since 2014, tells a strange and magical tale of Perdita Lee and her mother, Harriet. They live in workaday London, but their apartment is a gold-painted paradise. Perhaps it’s an example of the lifestyle of mysterious Druhástrana, the land Harriet came from once upon a time, and where she learned to bake the gingerbread that serves Perdita as she and her mother navigate a world of jealousy, ambition, wealth, and real estate.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Gingerbread: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634659
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2019

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