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Book of the Month

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From the prize-winning, bestselling author of Gingerbread - a brilliant, wise, strange and, above all, beautiful novel.

Peaces - Helen Oyeyemi

From the prize-winning, bestselling author of Gingerbread - a brilliant, wise, strange and, above all, beautiful novel.

Peaces is the story of Otto and Xavier Shin, a couple who embark on a mysterious train journey that takes them far beyond any destination they could have anticipated.

As the carriages roll along they discover each is more curious and fascinating than the last, becoming embroiled in this strange train and its intrigue.

Who is Ava Kapoor, the sole full-time inhabitant of the train, and what is her relationship to a man named Prem?

Are they passengers or prisoners? We discover who orchestrated the journey, hurtling them all into their past for clues.

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Meet the Author

Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of nine books, including Mr Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the short story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, which won the 2017 PEN Open Book Award.

She was named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists in 2013, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

She was a member of the judging panel for the 2015 Giller Prize, the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Award and the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, has been Writer in Residence at the University of Kentucky (2016) and Nanyang Technological University (2019) and has reviewed fiction for The New Statesman, the Guardian, and the New York Times. She lives in Prague.

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