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The Resource Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi

Label
Gingerbread
Title
Gingerbread
Statement of responsibility
Helen Oyeyemi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there's the gingerbread they make. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but it's very popular in Druhástrana, the far away (or, according to many sources, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee's early youth. The world's truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread, however, is Harriet's charismatic childhood friend Gretel -- a figure who seems to have had a hand in everything (good or bad) that has happened to Harriet since they met. Decades later, when teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother's long lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet's story. As the book follows the Lees through encounters with jealousy, ambition, family grudges, work, wealth, and real estate, gingerbread seems to be the one thing that reliably holds a constant value
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oyeyemi, Helen
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apartment dwellers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Gingerbread
  • Baking
  • Imaginary places
  • Best friends
  • Missing persons
  • Family secrets
  • Jealousy
  • Ambition
  • Wealth
  • London (England)
Label
Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4172205
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780143197867
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
c22db92f-c84b-4b39-9fa1-c8f50d8987e7
System control number
(OCoLC)1080209594
Label
Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4172205
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780143197867
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
c22db92f-c84b-4b39-9fa1-c8f50d8987e7
System control number
(OCoLC)1080209594

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