Because the NYTimes said this:
…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. 

And the LATimes said this:
The risks that Helen Oyeyemi takes in her fifth novel, “Boy, Snow, Bird,” are astonishing in their boldness.
Because she’s a wanderer:
Oyeyemi is from Strange Times. Raised in Britain by Nigerian parents, the 29-year-old five-time novelist isn’t even affiliated with a single home anymore: London, New York, Berlin, Barcelona, Budapest, Prague — who knows where she is doing her thing at any given moment? 
There’s also the part about this book being a creative riff on fairy tale Snow White.
I want to know this chick. Has anyone read any of her other stuff? Has anyone read this?


  1. Therese

    March 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm Reply

    I've read all of Helen Oyeyemi's books except this one and Mr. Fox. She's really brilliant; I am constantly in awe of her otherwordly imagination.

  2. Mena

    March 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm Reply

    I loved Mr Fox! She's a brilliant writer, can't wait to get the new book.

  3. Sofiblu

    March 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm Reply

    Just read an interview with her, fascinating writer and book, can't wait to read Boy Snow Bird!

  4. Anonymous

    March 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm Reply

    I bought the book yesterday – will start reading today – can't wait….very excited

  5. Sherida Kuffour

    March 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm Reply

    Oo thanks for this, definitely on my list to read now too xx

  6. Stacey

    March 6, 2014 at 2:38 am Reply

    Wow. Just read the overview on Barnes and noble. Sounds awesome.

  7. Gracey the Giant

    March 6, 2014 at 1:13 am Reply

    Oh, this is on my list too. I can't wait to read it; it sounds wonderful!

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