Boy, Snow, Bird

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyememi is a retelling of the classic fairytale Snow White. Set in the 1950s and 1960s, the novel tells a strange tale of beauty, envy, race, and genetics from the perspective of the main character, Boy, and later her daughter, Bird. Boy Novak is a white young woman from New…

The Sellout

I just finished Paul Beatty‘s The Sellout, which was the Man Booker Prize winner of 2016. ┬áIt’s a short, strange, witty novel that, though seemingly humorous, tackles very serious social and cultural issues. The novel starts with the protagonist, African-American Mr. Me, high on his homegrown marijuana at the Supreme Court of the United States,…