Helen Oyeyemi: White is for Witching

  • Wir hatten das Thema ja schon an anderer Stelle, dass es im englischsprachigen Raum in den letzten Jahren wieder verstärkt Neuerscheinungen im Bereich der klassischen Geistergeschichte gibt. "White is for Whitching" ist ein Buch in diesem Bereich:



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    In a vast, mysterious house on the cliffs near Dover, the Silver family is reeling from the hole punched into its heart. Lily is gone and her twins, Miranda and Eliot, and her husband, the gentle Luc, mourn her absence with unspoken intensity. All is not well with the house, either, which creaks and grumbles and malignly confuses visitors in its mazy rooms, forcing winter apples in the garden when the branches should be bare. Generations of women inhabit its walls. And Miranda, with her new appetite for chalk and her keen sense for spirits, is more attuned to them than she is to her brother and father. She is leaving them slowly -

    Slipping away from them -

    And when one dark night she vanishes entirely, the survivors are left to tell her story.

    Ich habe das Buch kürzlich neu erworben und bin gespannt, wie es ist. Einige Rezensionen beschreiben es als gute, moderne Ghoststory wogegen beispielsweise der Guardian schreibt, es wäre eine Ghoststory ohne Ghost und ohne Story.