Helen Oyeyemi & MJ Franklin

Fort Greene store:
Monday, March 11, 7:30 PM
Helen Oyeyemi presents Gingerbread
In conversation with MJ Franklin
Refreshments reception to follow

The prize-winning, bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird, and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns to Greenlight with Gingerbread, her bewitching and inventive new novel. Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories, beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe. As the book follows Harriet and Perdita Lee through encounters with jealousy, ambition, family grudges, work, wealth, and real estate, gingerbread seems to be the one thing that reliably holds a constant value. “Oyeyemi so expertly melds the everyday, the fantastic, and the eternal, we have to ask if the line between ‘real’ and ‘unreal’ is murkier than we imagined—or to what extent a line exists at all” (New York Times Book Review). The novel is endlessly satisfying and surprising, written with Oyeyemi’s inimitable style and imagination. Oyeyemi discusses Gingerbread with Brooklyn-based journalist and New York Times social editor MJ Franklin.

Event date: 

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Gingerbread: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2019

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