Six-Gun Snow White

Six-Gun Snow White

by Catherynne M. Valente
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Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

A New York Times bestselling author offers a brilliant reinvention of one of the best-known fairy tales of all time with Snow White as a gunslinger in the mythical Wild West.

Forget the dark, enchanted forest. Picture instead a masterfully evoked Old West where you are more likely to find coyotes as the seven dwarves. Insert into this scene a plain-spoken, appealing narrator who relates the history of our heroine’s 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. Although her mother’s life ended as hers began, so begins a remarkable 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, this is an utterly enchanting story…at once familiar and entirely new.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596065529
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication date: 02/28/2013
Edition description: Limited
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Catherynne M. Valente, acclaimed author of many books for adults, made her children's book debut with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her husband.

Earphones Award winner Julia Whelan grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but currently resides in Los Angeles. She is a former child actor, having appeared in multiple television shows, most notably ABC's "Once and Again." After receiving her college degree, she returned to acting and is pursuing a career in the film industry, as well as creative writing. Her audiobook credits include romance, supernatural thrillers, young adult and adult fiction.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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