The Opposite House
The Opposite House

Lyrical and intensely moving, The Opposite House explores the thin wall between myth and reality through the alternating tales of two young women.

Growing up in London, Maja, a singer, always struggled to negotiate her Afro-Cuban background with her physical home. Yemaya is a Santeria emissary who lives in a mysterious somewherehouse with two doors: one opening to London, the other to Lagos. She is troubled by the ease with which her fellow emissaries have disguised themselves behind the personas of saints and by her inability to recognize them. Interweaving these two tales. Helen Oyeyemi, acclaimed author of The Icarus Girl, spins a dazzling tale about faith, identity, and self-discovery.

Title The Opposite House
Author Helen Oyeyemi
Publisher Anchor
Title First Published 10 June 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 1400078768
ISBN-13 9781400078769
Publication Date 10 June 2008
Main content page count 272
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.95

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