Helen Oyeyemi’s third novel, White Is For Witching, is simultaneously a ghost story, a haunted house story, and a vampire story — and at the same time, it’s somehow none of these things, and also much more than the sum of its parts. (It's a lot, I know, but it's 100% worth it.) Centered around teenager Miranda Silver and her family — her twin brother Eliot and her father, Luc Dufresne — as they cope with the loss of her mother Lily, a photojournalist who was killed while on assignment, White Is for Witching takes us inside life in the family home, where Luc runs a bed-and-breakfast. But the house — Silver House, Lily’s childhood home — is not all it seems, and as Silver House becomes increasingly malevolent, Miranda becomes increasingly unwell. Tackling issues of grief, race, xenophobia, and nationalism, White Is for Witching is chilling on multiple levels.