Boy, Snow, Bird (Library Binding)

By Helen Oyeyemi

Center Point, 9781628991604, 367pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/5/2014)
Paperback (3/3/2015)
Hardcover (3/6/2014)

List Price: 35.95*
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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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Description

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.