Nicole, a staff member at Schimelpfenig Library, reviews Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel for adults, My Sister, the Serial Killer.
Ayoola can’t seem to stop killing her boyfriends in “self-defense”! What’s a sister to do? Korede, our protagonist and Ayoola’s older sister, helps clean the crime scene and dispose of the body, of course. Through thrilling dark humor that made me audibly gasp, Braithwaite explores the line between familial duty and larger questions of morality.
My Sister, the Serial Killer is available in these formats at Plano Public Library:
Review from Booklist, 2018: “This is a darkly, darkly funny novel, for example, Ayoola invites Tade over to play Cluedo just weeks after the sisters were bleaching bathroom tiles and dumping a body in the river. It strips away the romanticism of the complicated sisterly relationship but perfectly illustrates its complicated contradictions: Korede cannot stand Ayoola, but she would do anything for her.”
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