Helen Oyeyemi: Boy, Snow, Bird

Before her 19th birthday, Helen Oyeyemi had already written the highly acclaimed novel The Icarus Girl, a story about folklore and childhood portrayed “not through the distancing lens of time, but as scary and magical as it really was” (San Francisco Chronicle). Her follow-up, The Opposite House, uses Cuban mythology as means to explore truth, faith, and the thin wall between myth and reality. 2009’s White is for Witching, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award and a Shirley Jackson Award finalist, spins the “unconventional, intoxicating and deeply disquieting” (Publishers Weekly) gothic tale of an old house and a teenaged girl who share equally bizarre and increasingly ravenous appetites. Boy, Snow, Bird revisits the classic story of Snow White through the prism of a young mother’s experiences with race and family in wintry 1950s Massachusetts.

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Thursday, March 06, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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7:30pm Free

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Central Library , 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 03/06/2014. .

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