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The Resource Boy, snow, bird : a novel, Helen Oyeyemi

Boy, snow, bird : a novel, Helen Oyeyemi

Label
Boy, snow, bird : a novel
Title
Boy, snow, bird
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Helen Oyeyemi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the prizewinning author of Mr. Fox, the Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity. 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 light-skinned 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. "--
  • "A reimagining of the Snow White story set in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oyeyemi, Helen
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • FICTION / General
Label
Boy, snow, bird : a novel, Helen Oyeyemi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0013472780
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9781594631399
Lccn
2013025053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Boy, snow, bird : a novel, Helen Oyeyemi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0013472780
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9781594631399
Lccn
2013025053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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