The Vanished Birds

The Vanished Birds

Book - 2020 | First edition
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"Nia Imani is a woman out of place and outside of time. Decades of travel through the stars are condensed into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for everyone she has ever known. Her friends and lovers have aged past her, and all she has left is work. Alone and adrift, she lives for only the next paycheck, until the day she meets a mysterious boy, fallen from the sky. A boy, broken by his past. The scarred child does not speak, his only form of communication the beautiful and haunting music he plays from an old wooden flute. Captured by his songs, and their strange, immediate connection, Nia decides to take the boy in. And over years of starlit travel, these two outsiders discover in one another the things they lacked. For him, a home, a place of love and safety. For her, an anchor to the world outside herself. For the both of them, a family. But Nia is not the only one who wants the boy. The past hungers for him, and when it catches up, it threatens to tear this makeshift family apart"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780593128985
Branch Call Number: FIC Jimen
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 25 cm

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brangwinn
Mar 29, 2020

Beautiful writing and well-developed characters make this sci-fi book worth reading. The excellent story development was a good tool to make readers questions what makes a relationship work between humans. This first-time author knows how to write.

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