A Granta Best Young British Novelist 2013
'A truly exceptional work of fiction, by a writer we should be delirious to have as a contemporary' Independent
'Transcendent' New York Times Book Review
Here. Take this key. It might open a house, a heart, a secret.
What links each of the stories in Helen Oyeyemi's collection is keys: keys that are gifts, threats, invitations, gateways. Keys that haven't found their locks. Here, as characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another, you will find vanished libraries and locked gardens, lovers exchanging books and roses, and a city where all the clocks have stopped . . .
'Wild, luscious and startling' Financial Times
'Exceptional' Daily Mail