Coverart for item
The Resource Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi

Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi

Label
Boy, Snow, Bird
Title
Boy, Snow, Bird
Statement of responsibility
Helen Oyeyemi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. From the prizewinning author of Mr. Fox, the Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity
Member of
Summary
A reimagining of the Snow White story recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity set in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10276030
Cataloging source
APLS
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Snow White and the seven dwarfs
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oyeyemi, Helen
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stepmothers
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Fairy tales
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052682850
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781447254225
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)864789308
Label
Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052682850
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781447254225
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)864789308

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...