Thursday, May 27, 2021


Amtrak Joe has never been on a sleeper train like the one in Helen Oyeyemi’s novel titled, Peaces. A kind aunt gives Otto and Xavier Shin a special gift: a train journey on The Lucky Day. All journeys involve mystery and discovery, and Otto, Xavier and their mongoose become bound closely together thanks to this magical train trip. Many readers will find this novel weird, and others will see it as wonderful. I had to grab the straphanger at times to lurch with Oyeyemi’s unexpected leaps. Readers who enjoy eccentric literary fiction are those most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Peaces from

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