Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.
Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous
forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava — in all other
ways a normal girl — is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to
understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in
with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world,
ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted
motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who
mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until
the night of the summer solstice celebration. That night, the skies
open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s
saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton
has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it
means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.
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- Candlewick Press