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Boy: Novak turns 20 and takes a bus from New York to the end of the line, Flax Hill, Massachusetts. Here she finds Snow, a mild-mannered and deeply cherished girl. Snow displays a certain inscrutability that's simply harmless, until Boy gives birth to Snow's sister, Bird. When Bird is born Boy is forced to re-evaluate the image Snow's family have presented to her, and Boy, Snow, and Bird are broken apart.

©2013 Helen Oyeyemi (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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"The fifth novel from award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi, Boy, Snow, Bird is a deeply moving novel about an unbreakable bond."
"A spellbinding, wholly original look at families and the secrets they keep… An absolutely amazing and absorbing read" ( Marie Claire)
"Gloriously unsettling… it's clearly the book she's been waiting for… the greatest joy of reading Oyeyemi will always be style: jagged and capricious at moments, lush and rippled at others, always singular, like the voice-over of a fever dream." ( New York Times)

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Had to make myself finish this one

I warmed to the narrator over time, but the story should have moved me more than it did. I wouldn't recommend this, unfortunately.