Melody
This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

Marcia says:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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Every time I look at this cover, I always have this urge to turn the book the other way around. Do you feel the same way? Or is it just me?


The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi
ISBN-13: 9781400078769
Publisher: Random House Inc
Published: June 2008

Synopsis (From B&N):

Lyrical and intensely moving, The Opposite House explores the thin wall between myth and reality through the alternating tales of two young women.

Growing up in London, Maja, a singer, always struggled to negotiate her Afro-Cuban background with her physical home. Yemaya is a Santeria emissary who lives in a mysterious somewherehouse with two doors: one opening to London, the other to Lagos. She is troubled by the ease with which her fellow emissaries have disguised themselves behind the personas of saints and by her inability to recognize them. Interweaving these two tales. Helen Oyeyemi, acclaimed author of The Icarus Girl, spins a dazzling tale about faith, identity, and self-discovery.

13 Responses
  1. naida Says:

    cool cover! the book does sound interesting.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/


  2. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    That cover kinda makes me dizzy!


  3. bermudaonion Says:

    What an interesting cover!


  4. softdrink Says:

    I think her latest book, White is for Witching, has some upside-down people on the cover.


  5. Melody Says:

    That's a cool cover, isn't it?

    Jill - Ooh, I've ordered White is for Witching after reading Eva's lovely review!


  6. Beth F Says:

    Yes! Turn it the other way round!


  7. Dar Says:

    No, it's not just you. I want to turn it around! lol.


  8. LOL, I actually flipped my head upside down before I realized it. It's a really cool cover. The colors are pretty, and it's different. I want it now :-)


  9. Melody Says:

    Beth, Dar & Koolaidmom - Glad I'm not the only one! ;)


  10. Veens Says:

    jeez.. i was truly confused for a second!
    Then i read what yu said LOL!

    This is a very "interesting" cover!!!


  11. Julia Says:

    LOL -- it not only you! I would have wanted to turn it around too LOL! It making me dizzy! This is a good attraction cover art :)


  12. Alice Teh Says:

    Wow, this cover really got my attention!


  13. Amused Says:

    Wow that cover is so different - I love it!