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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Jan 10, 2023

An unusual episode for an unusual book! 

Helen Oyeyemi’s novel Gingerbread is a tale about a mother Harriet and her daughter Perdita–and Harriet’s famous Gingerbread recipe, which she learned from her mother. Harriet wants to use it to impress the mothers at her daughter’s school. Sounds normal enough, right? Not quite. This is an Oyeyemi book, so of course, things must take a turn of the stranger kind.

Recommended in this episode: Don DeLillo's White Noise (and the Netflix adaptation) and Tananarive Due's The Between

Coming up soon: Mildred Johnson’s “The Cactus” (Weird Tales story) (but a recommendation episode up before that!)

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