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Helen Oyeyemi in Bath

Monday 24th February 2014

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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This year, award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi illuminates the unusual lives of three women in her vibrant and witty new novel Boy, Snow, Bird.

In Boy, Snow, Bird we follow the lives of three American women: Boy Novak, twenty years old and searching for something new on the streets of Flax Hill, Massachusetts; her young and beguiling neighbour, Snow, a cherished daughter of the craftsman and widower Arturo Snow; and finally, Bird, the newborn baby of Boy and Arturo and Snow’s new sister. With the arrival of Bird, our heroine is forced to re-evaluate what Arturo and his daughter mean to her, and Boy, Snow and Bird are broken apart.

Boy, Snow, Bird is a deeply moving novel about three women and the strange connection between them, confirming Helen Oyeyemi’s place as one of the most original and dynamic literary voices of her generation.