The Book Of Dead Birds: A Novel by Gayle BrandeisThe Book Of Dead Birds: A Novel by Gayle Brandeis

The Book Of Dead Birds: A Novel

byGayle Brandeis

Paperback | April 22, 2004

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Ava Sing Lo has been accidentally killing her mother's birds since she was a little girl. Now in her twenties, Ava leaves her native San Diego for the Salton Sea, where she volunteers to help environmental activists save thousands of birds poisoned by agricultural runoff.

Helen, her mother, has been haunted by her past for decades. As a young girl in Korea, Helen was drawn into prostitution on a segregated American army base. Several brutal years passed before a young white American soldier married her and brought her to California. When she gave birth to a black baby, her new husband quickly abandoned her, and she was left to fend for herself and her daughter in a foreign country.

With great beauty and lyricism, The Book of Dead Birds captures a young woman's struggle to come to terms with her mother's terrible past while she searches for her own place in the world.

Ava Sing Lo has been accidentally killing her mother's birds since she was a little girl. Now in her twenties, Ava leaves her native San Diego for the Salton Sea, where she volunteers to help environmental activists save thousands of birds poisoned by agricultural runoff.Helen, her mother, has been haunted by her past for decades. As a...
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Title:The Book Of Dead Birds: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:April 22, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060528044

ISBN - 13:9780060528041

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“[A] vivid tale of a woman learning to save and cherish life.”