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Title Boy, snow, bird : a novel / Helen Oyeyemi.
Author Oyeyemi, Helen.
Publication New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
Description 308 pages ; 22 cm
Call # FIC OYEYEMI
Summary "A reimagining of the Snow White story set in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s"-- Provided by publisher.
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 the birth of Boy's daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white. Now Boy, Snow, and Bird must confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold.
Subject Fairy tales -- Adaptations.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology.
FICTION / General.
Passing (Identity) -- Fiction.
Stepmothers -- Fiction.
Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Genre Fantasy fiction.
ISBN 9781594631399 (hardback) :
1594631395 (hardback)
9781594633409 (pbk.) :
1594633401 (pbk.)

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