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Birds of Paradise

Abu-Jaber, Diana

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ISBN 10: 0393064611 / ISBN 13: 9780393064612
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, Scranton, PA, U.S.A., 2011
Condition: As New Hardcover
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SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. First Edition/First Printing. New book, opened only for signing. Brodart protected, ships in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 003174

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Title: Birds of Paradise

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, Scranton, PA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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A multilayered, beautifully textured novel about family and self, self-indulgence and generosity, against the vivid backdrop of contemporary Miami.

In the tropical paradise that is Miami, Avis and Brian Muir are still haunted by the disappearance of their ineffably beautiful daughter, Felice, who ran away when she was thirteen. Now, after five years of modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach, Felice is about to turn eighteen. Her family—Avis, an exquisitely talented pastry chef; Brian, a corporate real estate attorney; and her brother, Stanley, the proprietor of Freshly Grown, a trendy food market—will each be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. Meanwhile, Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away, and must face her fear of losing her family and her sense of self forever.

This multilayered novel about a family that comes apart at the seams—and finds its way together again—is totally involving and deeply satisfying, a glorious feast of a book.

About the Author:

Diana Abu-Jaber is the award-winning author of four novels, including Crescent, and two memoirs, Life Without a Recipe and The Language of Baklava. She and her family divide time between Miami, Florida, and Portland, Oregon.

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