Six-gun Snow White

Six-gun Snow White

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Saga Press,, 2015.
Edition: First Saga Press hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781481444729
Characteristics: 153 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Grimm, Jacob 1785-1863.
Bowater, Charlie


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Apr 06, 2017

I'm kind of torn on this book. I really liked it up until the last chapter or so, but the ending seemed kind of out of left field. Sort of the book equivalent of falling for someone saying "Hey, look over there!" and when you turn back around, the person who told you to look has run away, and you're left standing there saying, "Wait, what??"

Megan_PNW Mar 31, 2017

A beautiful and dreamily written novel, this story is part fairy tale, part western and a captivating read about a woman encountering a cold, cruel, brutal world she must make her place in.

Jul 31, 2016

I enjoyed this. Short little read, ending has a twist that kind of doesn't go where you expect it to. Overall, I would recommend.

Jul 10, 2016

Retelling of the Snow White story with western poetic language. The writing is lovely.

PimaLib_JessicaP Feb 01, 2016

Intense. Bizarre. So very different.

JCLJoshN Dec 22, 2015

A stunning, magical little book, a postmodernist Wild West fairy tale, composed of poetry, dreams, dust, blood, gems, fox fur, and deer hearts. If I didn't know any better, I'd think Catherynne Valente was writing stories just for me.

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