A middle-aged man abandons his corporate life to follow his dream to become a painter. On the way, he develops an unlikely but beautiful relationship with an older woman. Jack is a middle-aged American living as a squatter in a Paris attic. He paints in a public square and sells his work to survive. There he meets Mirabelle, a blind, 71-year-old, self-appointed pigeon lady who cares for the birds who flutter about his easel. Between Jack and Mirabelle springs a friendship that deepens into an improbable but impassioned love affair.
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William Wharton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1925. During the Second World War, Wharton served in the US army, until an injury led to his discharge. In 1978, Wharton's first novel, 'Birdy', was published to critical acclaim. Before his death in 2008, Wharton penned 8 further novels, and 3 memoirs.
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