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Boy, Snow, Bird (Digital Audiobook)

By Helen Oyeyemi, Barbara Barnes (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 3, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/5/2014)
Paperback (3/3/2015)
Hardcover (3/6/2014)
Library Binding, Large Print (7/1/2014)

March 2014 Indie Next List

“In 1953, Boy Novak runs away from her home on the Lower East Side of New York and ends up in a small town in Massachusetts. She marries Arturo Whitman, a widower with an adored daughter named Snow, and the three live happily until the birth of Bird, whose dark skin exposes the Whitmans as African-Americans passing for white. Oyeyemi is a stunning talent who examines the disparity in how we perceive ourselves and how we allow others to perceive us. Boy, Snow, Bird is a bewitching and beguiling tale with unforgettable characters.”
— Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
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Boy: Novak turns twenty and takes a bus from New York to the end of the line, Flax Hill, Massachusetts. Here she finds Snow a mild-mannered and deeply cherished girl. Snow displays a certain inscrutability, that's simply harmless until Boy gives birth to Snow's sister, Bird. When Bird is born Boy is forced to re-evaluate the image Snow's family have presented to her, and Boy, Snow and Bird are broken apart.