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"Valente's adaptation of the fairy tale to the Old West provides a witty read with complex reverberations from the real world. Snow White is the daughter of a Crow woman abducted and forced into marriage by an unloving white magnate called only Mr. H. She gets her name in mockery, as white is 'the one thing I was not and could never be.' When her father remarries, Snow White's glimpse into the second Mrs. H's mirror suggests they share the yoke of female subservience, but the two are inevitably at odds — so the young woman dons a man's clothes and, like Huck Finn, chooses the 'Indian Territory' that so frightens Mr. H's world. Enter a pursuing Pinkerton's detective, a pony named Charming, seven kick-ass outlaw ladies, and a variety of showdowns as Snow White searches for meaning, love, and a semblance of belonging. Any attempt to derive a simple message from this work would be an injustice to the originality of the atmosphere, the complexity of the interplay of its elements, and the simple pleasure of savoring Valente's exuberant writing. Agent: Howard Morhaim, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596065529
Publisher:
Subterranean Press
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Author:
Valente, Catherynne M.
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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Product details pages Subterranean Press - English 9781596065529 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Valente's adaptation of the fairy tale to the Old West provides a witty read with complex reverberations from the real world. Snow White is the daughter of a Crow woman abducted and forced into marriage by an unloving white magnate called only Mr. H. She gets her name in mockery, as white is 'the one thing I was not and could never be.' When her father remarries, Snow White's glimpse into the second Mrs. H's mirror suggests they share the yoke of female subservience, but the two are inevitably at odds — so the young woman dons a man's clothes and, like Huck Finn, chooses the 'Indian Territory' that so frightens Mr. H's world. Enter a pursuing Pinkerton's detective, a pony named Charming, seven kick-ass outlaw ladies, and a variety of showdowns as Snow White searches for meaning, love, and a semblance of belonging. Any attempt to derive a simple message from this work would be an injustice to the originality of the atmosphere, the complexity of the interplay of its elements, and the simple pleasure of savoring Valente's exuberant writing. Agent: Howard Morhaim, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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