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Boy, Snow, Bird

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Boy, Snow, Bird

In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. Elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy’s dark-skinned daughter, Bird, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white.

Boy, Snow, Bird
by Helen Oyeyemi

  • Publication Date: March 6, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
  • ISBN-10: 1594631395
  • ISBN-13: 9781594631399