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Boy, Snow, Bird

Title : Boy, Snow, Bird
Author : Helen Oyeyemi
Year of publication : 2014
Published by : Picador Books
Genre : Fiction

What's it about :
When Boy Novak finally manages to escape her abusing father in 1953, a bus ride brings her to the small town of Flax Hill. She meets Arturo Whitman, a widower and former historian who is now a talented jeweller, and even though he's not the love of her life she ends up marrying him. His daughter, Snow, is a strikingly beautiful and sweet little girl and at first everything feels like Boy has got herself the family she had always dreamed of. This seems to be the case until she gets pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl, Bird. That's when everything falls apart... 

What was it like : I was impressed. I was hooked. I was enchanted. Such a magical narrative. A story about race, gender, ethnicity, duplicity, secrets and lies... It gets my 4,5 / 5 ★ 

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