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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A reimagining of the fairy tale Snow White recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity set in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. 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 would become, but when the birth of Boy's daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white, elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out. Now Boy, Snow, and Bird must confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold
Cataloging source
JOY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oyeyemi, Helen
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6115.Y49
LC item number
.B69 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Stepmothers
  • Massachusetts
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • FICTION / General
Label
Boy, snow, bird, Helen Oyeyemi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1599078
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781594633409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1599078
  • (OCoLC)904257873
Label
Boy, snow, bird, Helen Oyeyemi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1599078
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781594633409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1599078
  • (OCoLC)904257873

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