As the title suggests, Six-Gun Snow White is a western style Snow White retelling.
Snow White is the daughter of an indian woman and a whiter man, and the name was given her by her step mother, who always recall her what she would never be, being half-blood.
From the original story there are various elements, the step mother who is also a witch, the mirror that here seems to contain a parallel world, the change of the heart. Snow White is not a gentle girl in need of help but she is able to deal issues with her guns.
As in most of the stories by this author I reach the end and ask myself: how much it was the story and how much its embellishment? Catherynne M. Valente writes in a beautiful and rich prose that however in the end leave doubts about the balance between shape and content.
* Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente ★★★☆☆
*I read this book in english