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. Download and start listening now!