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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library OYE (Text) 33500013371745 New Checked out 04/28/2021
Thief River Falls Public Library OYE (Text) 35500006455222 New Checked out 05/24/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593192337
  • ISBN: 0593192338
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"The prize-winning, bestselling author of Gingerbread; Boy, Snow, Bird; and What is Not Yours is Not Yours returns with a vivid and inventive new novel about a couple forever changed by an unusual train voyage. When Otto and Xavier Shin declare their love, an aunt gifts them a trip on a sleeper train to mark their new commitment - and to get them out of her house. Setting off with their pet mongoose, Otto and Xavier arrive at their sleepy local train station, but quickly deduce that The Lucky Day is no ordinary locomotive. Their trip on this former tea-smuggling train has been curated beyond their wildest imaginations, complete with mysterious and welcoming touches, like ingredients for their favorite breakfast. They seem to be the only people onboard, until Otto discovers a secretive woman who issues a surprising message. As further clues and questions pile up, and the trip upends everything they thought they knew, Otto and Xavier begin to see connections to their own pasts, connections that now bind them together. A spellbinding tale from a star author, Peaces is about what it means to be seen by another person--whether it's your lover or a stranger on a train--and what happens when things you thought were firmly in the past turn out to be right beside you"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    After deciding to share a surname but not wed, hypnotist Otto Shin and his lover, Xavier, are gifted with a honeymoon trip on The Lucky Day, a train that was once used to smuggle tea, by Xavier's imposing Aunt Do Yeon, who is perhaps looking for a way to get the lovebirds and their pet mongoose out of her house. The train proves to be a feast of wonders, complete with elaborate cars boasting numerous delights, from a full library to a bountiful kitchen to an overflowing mail room. As Otto and Xavier explore the train, they come across a mysterious trio of women: Ava Kapoor, the train's aloof owner, who is on the cusp of receiving a massive inheritance; her stylish, artistic girlfriend, Allegra Yu; and Laura De Souza, who shares a surprising link to Xavier. Little do they know they're all hurtling towards a shocking confrontation with someone who has a bone to pick with each of them. Oyeyemi (Gingerbread, 2019) has once again crafted a layered modern-day fairy tale replete with interlinked stories and unexpected connections among its vibrant characters. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    After deciding to share a surname but not wed, hypnotist Otto Shin and his lover, Xavier, are gifted with a honeymoon trip on The Lucky Day, a train that was once used to smuggle tea, by Xavier's imposing Aunt Do Yeon, who is perhaps looking for a way to get the lovebirds and their pet mongoose out of her house. The train proves to be a feast of wonders, complete with elaborate cars boasting numerous delights, from a full library to a bountiful kitchen to an overflowing mail room. As Otto and Xavier explore the train, they come across a mysterious trio of women: Ava Kapoor, the train's aloof owner, who is on the cusp of receiving a massive inheritance; her stylish, artistic girlfriend, Allegra Yu; and Laura De Souza, who shares a surprising link to Xavier. Little do they know they're all hurtling towards a shocking confrontation with someone who has a bone to pick with each of them. Oyeyemi (Gingerbread, 2019) has once again crafted a layered modern-day fairy tale replete with interlinked stories and unexpected connections among its vibrant characters. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of the story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, winner of the PEN Open Book Award, along with six novels, including Gingerbread and Boy, Snow, Bird, which was a finalist for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Subject: Self-perception > Fiction.
Couples > Fiction.
Railroad travel > Fiction.
Gay men > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Fantasy / General.
FICTION / Magical Realism.
Genre: Magic realist fiction.
Novels.
Gay fiction.

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