Jessamy yes'>#8220;Jessyes'>#8221; Harrison, age eight, is the child of an English father and a Nigerian mother. Possessed of an extraordinary imagination, she has a hard time fitting in at school. It is only when she visits Nigeria for the first time that she makes a friend who understands her: a ragged little girl named TillyTilly. But soon TillyTillyyes'>#8217;s visits become more disturbing, until Jess realizes she doesnyes'>#8217;t actually know who her friend is at all. Drawing on Nigerian mythology, Helen Oyeyemi presents a striking variation on the classic literary theme of doubles yes'>#8212; both real and spiritual yes'>#8212; in this lyrical and bold debut.From the Trade Paperback edition.