Parasol against the axe

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Oyeyemi treats you to a kaleidoscopic weekend in Prague, as dazzling as it is effortlessly unique. Get lost in the story like you would an unfamiliar city and let it reward you with moments of philosophical clarity, wheelbarrow rides, raw emotion and raw onions. This novel is a holiday, an adventure, a marvel and a guide. It is a story about the lies behind the lies we tell and a city as a living thing, sustained by the lives of its inhabitants. Suffused with warmth and joy, ‘Parasol Against the Axe’ is a love letter to Prague, and to the art of storytelling.

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Description

‘A writer of sentences so elegant that they gleam.’
ALI SMITH

‘Entirely original.’
STYLIST

‘Oyeyemi has mastered the art of bold, expansive storytelling.’
IRENOSEN OKOJIE

‘A writer we should be delirious to have as a contemporary.’
INDEPENDENT

The new novel from the Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted author Helen Oyeyemi.

Oyeyemi treats you to a kaleidoscopic weekend in Prague, as dazzling as it is effortlessly unique. Get lost in the story like you would an unfamiliar city and let it reward you with moments of philosophical clarity, wheelbarrow rides, raw emotion and raw onions.

This novel is a holiday, an adventure, a marvel and a guide. It is a story about the lies behind the lies we tell and a city as a living thing, sustained by the lives of its inhabitants. Suffused with warmth and joy, Parasol Against the Axe is a love letter to Prague, and to the art of storytelling.

Additional information

Weight0.281 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 13.5 × 2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

Export ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K