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by Helen Oyeyemi
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Upfronts: Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she's left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she'd become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy's daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as lightskinned African Americans passing for white. Among them, Boy, Snow, and Bird confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold. Dazzlingly inventive and powerfully moving, Boy, Snow, Bird is an astonishing and enchanting novel. With breathtaking feats of imagination, Helen Oyeyemi confirms her place as one of the most original and dynamic literary voices of our time.

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Size: 172 KB
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9780143190936 (DRM-EPUB)

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Fiction > Literary
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Nonfiction > Drama
Fiction > Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Nonfiction > Reference
Fiction > Short Stories (single author)
Fiction > Magical Realism

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