'Pure, sensuous enjoyment' Times The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another. The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, of marshlands where the drowned dead live and a city where all the clocks have stopped; students hone their skills at puppet school, the Homely Wench Society commits a guerrilla book-swap, and lovers exchange books and roses on St Jordi's Day.
It is a collection of towering imagination, marked by baroque beauty and a deep sensuousness.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 02/04/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781447299363