Imaginative. Readers who enjoy finely written literary fiction are those most likely to appreciate the prose in Helen Oyeyemi’s novel titled, Gingerbread. Oyeyemi tests impatient readers who may feel confused at times, but attentive and patient readers will be rewarded by the author’s rich imagination and great skill at choosing just the right words for very sentence. There’s joy in this novel that can become contagious and elements of folklore or magic that can lead to transcending our ordinary lives.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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