Boy, Snow, Bird (Paperback)
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
About the Author
Helen Oyeyemi was born in Nigeria and raised in London. She is the author of "The Icarus Girl", which was completed before her nineteenth birthday, "The Opposite House", which was a nominee for the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and "White Is for Witching", which won the 2010 Somerset Maugham Award.