HUGO AWARD FINALIST 2014WORLD FANTASY AWARD FINALIST 2014New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente delivers a brilliant reinvention of one the best known fairy tales of all time - transporting Snow White to a masterfully evoked Old West where she's more likely to meet a coyote than seven dwarves.
A plain-spoken girl relates the history of her parents, a Nevada silver baron and his native-American wife, Gun That Sings.
Her mother dies in childbirth, leaving her baby girl alone in a harsh world that offers no place for a half-native, half-white child. After being hidden for years, a very wicked stepmother finally gifts her the name Snow White, referring to the pale skin she will never have.
Six-Gun Snow White is a fascinating and enchanting tale, at once familiar and entirely new.
Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.