Helen Oyeyemi's Novel Boy, Snow, Bird

Friday, March 07, 2014

Helen Oyeyemi talks about her novel Boy, Snow, Bird. In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking for a new life. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. When Bird has a baby who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white.


Helen Oyeyemi

Comments [1]

umm new york is not the only melting pot in the world, nor it is THE example. Travel to ANY MAJOR CITY in the world and you will see melting pots.

Mar. 07 2014 01:10 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.