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Six-Gun Snow White - Catherynne M. Valente
Six-Gun Snow White
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From New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente comes a brilliant reinvention of one the best known fairy tales of all time. In the novella Six-Gun Snow White, Valente transports the title s heroine to a masterfully evoked Old West where Coyote is just as likely to be found as the... show more
From New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente comes a brilliant reinvention of one the best known fairy tales of all time. In the novella Six-Gun Snow White, Valente transports the title s heroine to a masterfully evoked Old West where Coyote is just as likely to be found as the seven dwarves.A plain-spoken, appealing narrator relates the history of her parents--a Nevada silver baron who forced the Crow people to give up one of their most beautiful daughters, Gun That Sings, in marriage to him. With her mother s death in childbirth, so begins a heroine s tale equal parts heartbreak and strength. This girl has been born into a world with no place for a half-native, half-white child. After being hidden for years, a very wicked stepmother finally gifts her with the name Snow White, referring to the pale skin she will never have. Filled with fascinating glimpses through the fabled looking glass and a close-up look at hard living in the gritty gun-slinging West, readers will be enchanted by this story at once familiar and entirely new.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596065529 (1596065524)
Publisher: Subterranean
Pages no: 168
Edition language: English
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The English Student
The English Student rated it
4.0 Six-Gun Snow White - Catherynne M. Valente
This is actually the second book I've read this year which retells "Snow White" as a story about race (the first being Helen Oyeyemi's Boy, Snow, Bird). In Valente's version, the story's heroine is the daughter of a Native American woman, Gun That Sings, forcibly married to a white man, Mr H. She's ...
Merle
Merle rated it
3.5 Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne Valente
Valente’s writing can be pretty “out there,” to my mind. The Orphan’s Tales duology is great and Deathless also very good, but I wasn’t able to get past the sample of Radiance. Six-Gun Snow White is deceptively grounded: it’s a retelling of a familiar fairytale, and it’s set in the 19th century Amer...
Rachel's books
Rachel's books rated it
3.0 Six-Gun Snow White
A Snow White western. That's what this is. It's dark, depressing. The writing is very creative and descriptive. It is definitely not the type of book I normally read (happy!). I was drawn to the beautiful, non-white protagonist (and the cover is beautiful too) and the fairy telling re-telling. The f...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
5.0 Nebula-Nominated Novella SIX-GUN SNOW WHITE
New Review! Catherynne M. Valente retells Snow White in her usual gloriously poetic language. Is it any wonder this wins an almost-perfect score from me. http://expendablemudge.blogspot.com/2014/03/2014-nebula-nominated-novella-readssix.html Go take a gander at the why.
Karen
Karen rated it
Six-Gun Snow White makes me want to go reign in all the other stars I gave to lesser books in previous reviews.
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