PositiveToronto Star\"In her latest novel, Gingerbread, [Oyeyemi] continues to combine ingredients in the most startling ways. And she’s certainly hit her stride in the post-truth era ... As painfully real as [the plot] feels, and though its structure takes some time to sink into, the novel keeps up its weirdly funny momentum ... Reality’s dull cruelties are spiked with surprise and delight: the trademark Oyeyemi dish.\
PositiveThe Globe and Mail...a poetic debut novel ... she clearly knows her mythological stuff. Like Donna Tartt\'s The Secret History or Lauren Groff\'s Fates and Furies, her novel uses ancient tales as its blueprint ... Yet, these characters are real people in real places. Victoria and La Jolla, Calif., are \'mirror towns … the images are flipped,\' hitting the dual note that resounds through the novel ... She juxtaposes grime and glory, from dirty underwear to ocean phosphorescence, to beautifully disturbing effect. Set in the 1950s and \'60s, Demi-Gods is atmospheric without historical overload ... the author steers away from nostalgia, giving her story a suitable timelessness.