helen oyeyemi on fantasy books

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Because Endless Days Give You Time to Be Swept Away by a Great Read
If you're reading this in summer, there's a good chance you're reluctant to be reminded of how quickly it passes. Even now it is playing its games with your senses. These are the months when daylight lingers longest, creating the illusion that we have more time than we really do. And so for me summer is for short stories, long poems, novellas, writing with a brief and powerful span, pages I can reach the end of without time disappearing.
—Helen Oyeyemi, author of five novels, most recently Boy, Snow, Bird.

Read the rest of Helen Oyeyemi's essay on the magical books that suit the season