By Helen Oyeyemi
“Helen Oyeyemi has totally reworked from a literary prodigy right into a strong, certain storyteller…Transfixing and surprising.”—Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)
“I don’t care what the magic replicate says; Oyeyemi is the cleverest within the land…daring and unnerving… lower than Oyeyemi’s spell, the fairy-tale conceit makes an excellent atmosphere during which to discover the alchemy of racism, the bizarre ways that id will be transmuted straight away — from good looks to beast or vice versa.” – Ron Charles, The Washington Post
From the prizewinning writer of What isn't really Yours isn't really Yours, coming February 2016, the Snow White fairy story brilliantly recast as a narrative of kinfolk secrets and techniques, race, good looks, and vanity.
In the wintry weather of 1953, Boy Novak arrives unintentionally in a small city in Massachusetts taking a look, she believes, for beauty—the contrary of the existence she’s left in the back of in big apple. She marries Arturo Whitman, an area widower, and turns into stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow.
A depraved stepmother is a creature Boy by no means imagined she’d turn into, yet components of the well-known story of aesthetic obsession start to play themselves out while the delivery of Boy’s daughter, poultry, who's dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African-Americans passing for white. And at the same time Boy, Snow, and chicken are divided, their estrangement is advanced by means of an insistent interest approximately each other. In looking an knowing that's cut loose the picture every one offers to the realm, Boy, Snow, and fowl confront the tyranny of the replicate to invite how a lot energy surfaces particularly hold.
Dazzlingly artistic and powerfully moving, Boy, Snow, Bird is an superb and spell binding novel. With breathtaking feats of mind's eye, Helen Oyeyemi confirms her position as probably the most unique and dynamic literary voices of our time.