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When we were birds : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

When we were birds : a novel / Ayanna Lloyd Banwo.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385547260
  • ISBN: 0385547269
  • Physical Description: 292 pages; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"In the old house on a hill, where the city meets the rainforest, Yejide's mother is dying. She is leaving behind a legacy that now passes to Yejide: one St Bernard woman in every generation has the power to shepherd the city's souls into the afterlife. But after years of suffering her mother's neglect and bitterness, Yejide is looking for a way out. Raised in the countryside by a devout Rastafarian mother, Darwin has always abided by the religious commandment not to interact with death. He has never been to a funeral, much less seen a dead body. But when the only job he can find is grave digging, he must betray the life his mother built for him in order to provide for them both. Newly shorn of his dreadlocks and his past, and determined to prove himself, Darwin finds himself adrift in a city electric with possibility and danger. Yejide and Darwin will meet inside the gates of Fidelis, an ancient and sprawling cemetery, where the dead lie uneasy in their graves and a reckoning with fate beckons them both. A masterwork of lush imagination and exuberant storytelling, When We Were Birds is a spellbinding and hopeful novel about inheritance, loss, and love's seismic power to heal."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Dead > Fiction.
Cemeteries > Fiction.
Families > Trinidad and Tobago > Fiction.
Authors, Trinidadian.
Authors, Caribbean.
Trinidadian and Tobagonian fiction.
Genre: Magic realist fiction.
Romance fiction.

Available copies

  • 9 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ray County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ray County Library.

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  • 0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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Ray County Library F BAN (Text) 2901785573 New Fiction Available -


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