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Boy, Snow Bird

Boy, Snow Bird

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A retelling of the Snow White myth, Boy, Snow, Bird is a deeply moving novel about an unbreakable bond . . .

  • ISBN: 978-1447237143
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

BOY  – Novak turns twenty and decides to try for a brand-new life. Flax Hill, Massachusetts, isn’t exactly a welcoming town, but it does have the virtue of being the last stop on the bus route she took from New York. Flax Hill is also the hometown of Arturo Whitman – craftsman, widower, and father of Snow.

SNOW – Snow is mild-mannered, radiant and deeply cherished – exactly the sort of little girl Boy never was, and Boy is utterly beguiled by her. If Snow displays a certain inscrutability at times, that’s simply a characteristic she shares with her father, harmless until Boy gives birth to Snow’s sister, Bird.

BIRD is born and Boy is forced to re-evaluate the image Arturo’s family have presented to her, and Boy, Snow and Bird are broken apart.

Travel Guide

Flax Hill

A fictional place said to be in Massachusetts. There is a Flax Park in nearby Connecticut however.

“With a name like that, it was probably the countryside I was going to . Moonlight, hay, cows chewing cud and the exchanging slow, conversational moos. It was a scenario I felt doubtful about. But I was game, I had to be.”

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: Boy, Snow, Bird

Author/Guide: Helen Oyeyemi  Destination: New York, Massachussets  Departure Time: 1930s onwards

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