Monday, October 15, 2018

Daisy Johnson's book recommendations

Daisy Johnson's first novel, Everything Under, has been short-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

One of six books she recommended at The Week magazine:
White Is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi (2009).

Oyeyemi's third novel takes the typical haunted-house narrative and uses it to examine racism and the inevitable pull of the past. Nothing here is quite normal: Apples grow in the cellar, the house speaks to us, and the protagonist — a sufferer from an eating disorder that compels her to eat things that are not food — has gone missing.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue