Boy, Snow, Bird

Written by:
Helen Oyeyemi

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2014
9 hours 21 minutes
From the prizewinning author of Mr. Fox , the Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity. 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. Dazzlingly inventive and powerfully moving , Boy, Snow, Bird is an astonishing and enchanting novel. With breathtaking feats of imagination, Helen Oyeyemi confirms her place as one of the most original and dynamic literary voices of our time.
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I really enjoyed how the narrators depicted each character, I could clearly picture the different characters. I also loved how the narrators demonstrated the accents from the 1950s well

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I really wanted to like this book, but it really just dragged on and on.

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Vabren W.

This has interestingly written with plenty of "I didn't see that coming" twists. It was a great read!

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Rose H.

The writing in this novel is razor sharp, dialogue as well. It packs a wallop in revealing truths about the characters.

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