Boy, Snow, Bird is her exploration of the Snow White fairy tale, interlaced with an assortment of other myths, and culminating as a commentary on the tragic history of race in America.
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Boy, Snow, Bird
by Helen Oyeyemi
Publishes March 6, 2014
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Oyeyemi excellently juggles a wide variety of narrators throughout the book, keeping the text always fresh; and stories vary greatly from sweet to foreboding and -- perhaps I am a tad bit sensitive -- sometimes horrifying.
People came to visit her and left feeling shaken. Often because she refused to see them, but sometimes because she didn't refuse....
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