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The Resource Boy, snow, bird, Helen Oyeyemi

Boy, snow, bird, Helen Oyeyemi

Label
Boy, snow, bird
Title
Boy, snow, bird
Statement of responsibility
Helen Oyeyemi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A reimagining of the fairy tale Snow White recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity set in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. -- Provided by publisher
  • 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 would become, but when the birth of Boy's daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white, elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out . Now Boy, Snow, and Bird must confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oyeyemi, Helen
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6115.Y49
LC item number
B69 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Stepmothers
  • Massachusetts
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • FICTION / General
Label
Boy, snow, bird, Helen Oyeyemi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
852251423
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781594631399
Lccn
2013025053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)852251423
Label
Boy, snow, bird, Helen Oyeyemi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
852251423
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781594631399
Lccn
2013025053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)852251423

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