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Boy, Snow, Bird<br> by Helen Oyeyemi

Boy, Snow, Bird
by Helen Oyeyemi

Penguin Random House

  • R 17000


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.


Author Helen Oyeyemi
ISBN 1447237145, 9781447237143
Format Paperback
Pages 308p.

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