Feminist Virtual Book Club Meeting

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

This will be a virtual book club meeting that will take place over Zoom. Please RSVP to eshavers@gmail.com if you would like to attend and we will send you a link on Monday to join us.

From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and 2019's Gingerbread comes an enchanting collection of intertwined stories.

Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret--Oyeyemi's keys not only unlock elements of her characters' lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In "Books and Roses" one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers' fates. In "Is Your Blood as Red as This?" an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. "'Sorry' Doesn't Sweeten Her Tea" involves a "house of locks," where doors can be closed only with a key--with surprising, unobservable developments. And in "If a Book Is Locked There's Probably a Good Reason for That Don't You Think," a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).

Oyeyemi's tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation? What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours captivates as it explores the many possible answers. 

Event date: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Event address: 
326 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634642
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017