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Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels, most recently Boy, Snow, Bird, which was a finalist for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She received a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award and a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists.


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Boy, Snow, Bird
Written by Helen Oyeyemi
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | March 2015
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-59463-340-9 (1-59463-340-1)

As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,” and already one of the year’s most widely acclaimed novels:

“Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed from...
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Boy, Snow, Bird
Written by Helen Oyeyemi
Riverhead Books | Hardcover | March 2014
$27.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-59463-139-9 (1-59463-139-5)

As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,” and already one of the year’s most widely acclaimed novels:

“Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed from...
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The Icarus Girl
Written by Helen Oyeyemi
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2006
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7875-2 (1-4000-7875-X)

Jessamy “Jess” Harrison, age eight, is the child of an English father and a Nigerian mother. Possessed of an extraordinary imagination, she has a hard time fitting in at school. It is only when she visits Nigeria for the first time that she makes a friend who understands her: a ragged... Read more






Mr. Fox
Written by Helen Oyeyemi
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | November 2012
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-59448-618-0 (1-59448-618-2)

Winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists


From the prizewinning young writer oWhat Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, a brilliant and inventive story of love, lies, and inspiration.

Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, the celebrated... Read more






Mr. Fox
Written by Helen Oyeyemi
Riverhead Books | Hardcover | September 2011
$25.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-59448-807-8 (1-59448-807-X)

Winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists


From the prizewinning young writer of What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, a brilliant and inventive story of love, lies, and inspiration.

Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, the celebrated...

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The Opposite House
Written by Helen Oyeyemi
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2008
$14.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7876-9 (1-4000-7876-8)

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... Read more






What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
Written by Helen Oyeyemi
Riverhead Books | Hardcover | March 2016
$27.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-59463-463-5 (1-59463-463-7)

A VULTURE (NEW YORK MAGAZINE) BEST BOOK OF 2016 SO FAR
A TIME MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF 2016 SO FAR
ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST’S 37 BOOKS WE’VE LOVED SO FAR IN 2016
ONE OF APPLE’S BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SO FAR 


"Transcendent." —The New York Times Book Review

"Flawless. . . another masterpiece from...
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White is for Witching
Written by Helen Oyeyemi
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | February 2014
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-59463-307-2 (1-59463-307-X)

Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists
From the acclaimed author of Boy, Snow, Bird

There’s something strange about the Silver family house in the closed-off town of Dover, England. Grand and cavernous with hidden passages and buried secrets, it’s been home to four generations of Silver women—Anna, Jennifer... Read more





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