Six-Gun Snow White [NOOK Book]

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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 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...
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Six-Gun Snow White

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016233789
  • Publisher: Subterranean Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 108,698
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    Catherynne Valente has a gift for telling fairy tales that never

    Catherynne Valente has a gift for telling fairy tales that never fails. In this unique book, she masterfully blends the mythos of the American west with the timeless tale of Snow White - and even manages to mix in some tragically accurate history. Valente's Snow White is a beautifully complex character, with the most real hurt and depth of any fairy tale character I've seen. This retelling removes her prince and returns Snow's voice and salvation to her own hands, without betraying the familiar motifs and elements of the beloved fairy tale. Clocking in at just 168 pages, this story is a quick read, but one to put down and mull over, and come back to, again and again.

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