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 Oyeyemiis the author of five novels, most recently"White Is for Witching", which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, "Mr. Fox", which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Boy, Snow, Bird. In 2013, she was named one of"Granta" s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Prague.