Torea Frey

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White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi

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In the great tradition of house as character (see also classics like The Turn of the Screw and The Fall of the House of Usher, as well as newer entries to the canon such as House of Leaves), White is for Witching weaves a creepy tale of a family broken, a family trying to mend. Although I don’t always fully grasp Oyeyemi’s work, complex and elliptical and odd, she’s turned into a must-read writer for me; one can’t help but fall under the spell of her books.