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
  • "A reimagining of the Snow White story 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'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
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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10276030
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Snow White and the seven dwarfs
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
  • Fairy tales
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Stepmothers
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781594631399
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013025053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852251423
Label
Boy, snow, bird : a novel, Helen Oyeyemi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781594631399
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013025053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852251423

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