The Icarus Girl
By Helen Oyeyemi
(Anchor, Paperback, 9781400078752, 352pp.)
Publication Date: April 11, 2006
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Helen Oyeyemi was born in Nigeria in 1984 and has lived in London from the age of four. She completed The Icarus Girl just before her nineteenth birthday while studying for her A-level exams. She is a member of the class of 2006 at Cambridge University, where she studied social and political sciences. The Icarus Girl is her first novel, and she is at work on her second.