North Cornwall Book Festival Author Tours: Helen Oyeyemi on Peaces
September 11 at 7:30 pm£8
Prague-based Helen Oyeyemi was one of those novelists who found major success so young, with her debut novel The Icarus Girl, that it was hard to predict how she would develop. In fact her novels since – The Opposite House, White Is for Witching, Mr Fox, Boy, Snow, Bird, and Gingerbread – have built on the startling assurance of her first, establishing her as a writer working independently of literary trends to pursue her own particular brand of storytelling. In many ways she’s the direct inheritor of the great Angela Carter’s mantle in her fearless reshaping of fairy tale and myth. Her latest novel, Peaces, is another tour-de-force of inventiveness, situated between Susannah Clarke’s Piranesi and David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. A brilliant, wise and deeply strange novel, it imagines two companions taking a voyage on a train that seems to be far more than a train. Come and be entranced by this master storyteller in person and decide for yourself whether the voyage is a dream or some kind of nightmare. Helen will be in conversation with the author Sophie Pierce
This event will take place at The Eagle House Hotel in Launceston and tickets will cost £8. Accompanied under 16s free.
Image: Tereza Linhartová
- September 11
- North Cornwall Book Festival
- Charles Causley Trust