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Helen Oyeyemi is a British novelist. She lives in Prague with an ever-increasing number of teapots, and has written eight books so far.

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Average rating: 3.45 · 59,060 ratings · 9,713 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
Boy, Snow, Bird

3.35 avg rating — 24,380 ratings — published 2013 — 29 editions
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What is Not Yours is Not Yours

3.64 avg rating — 9,837 ratings — published 2016 — 18 editions
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Mr. Fox

3.58 avg rating — 8,033 ratings — published 2011 — 26 editions
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White is for Witching

3.59 avg rating — 5,968 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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Gingerbread

3.07 avg rating — 5,574 ratings — published 2019 — 17 editions
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The Icarus Girl

3.59 avg rating — 3,740 ratings — published 2005 — 33 editions
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The Opposite House

3.38 avg rating — 701 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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Juniper's Whitening / Victi...

3.58 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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If A Book Is Locked There’s...

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Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

“Please tell a story about a girl who gets away.”
I would, even if I had to adapt one, even if I had to make one up just for her. “Gets away from what, though?”
“From her fairy godmother. From the happy ending that isn’t really happy at all. Please have her get out and run off the page altogether, to somewhere secret where words like ‘happy’ and ‘good’ will never find her.”
“You don’t want her to be happy and good?”
“I’m not sure what’s really meant by happy and good. I would like her to be free. Now. Please begin.”
Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching

“Imagine having a mother who worries that you read too much. The question is, what is it that's supposed to happen to people who read too much? How can you tell when someone's crossed the line.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Boy, Snow, Bird

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