Publication Date: 08/07/2021 ISBN: 9781838773762 Category:

Songbirds

Christy Lefteri

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
Publication Date: 08/07/2021 ISBN: 9781838773762 Category:
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‘Will break your heart and open your eyes’ Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

‘I’ve never read anything quite like Songbirds – a beautifully crafted novel that sits at the intersection of race and class.’ Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of Small Great Things

She walks unseen through our world.
Cares for our children, cleans our homes.
She has a story to tell.
Will you listen?

Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day she cares for Petra’s daughter; at night she mothers her own little girl by the light of a phone.

Nisha’s lover, Yiannis, is a poacher, hunting the tiny songbirds on their way to Africa each winter. His dreams of a new life, and of marrying Nisha, are shattered when she vanishes.

No one cares about the disappearance of a domestic worker, except Petra and Yiannis. As they set out to search for her, they realise how little they know about Nisha. What they uncover will change them all.

Praise for Christy Lefteri:

‘This thought-provoking novel of love loss and redemption is thoroughly sublime.’ Caroline Montague

‘Lefteri is an astonishing weaver of stories.’ Daljit Nagra

‘ . . . broke my heart and kept me turning the pages of her gorgeous novel well into the night.’ Alka Joshi, NYT-bestselling author of The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

‘Christy Lefteri has crafted a beautiful novel, intelligent, thoughtful, and relevant.’ Benjamin Zephaniah on The Beekeeper of Aleppo

‘ . . . it’s impossible not to be moved by Lefteri’s plea for humanity and perhaps inspired too.’ Observer, on The Beekeeper of Aleppo

‘Courageous, proactive, haunting.’ Heather Morris, on The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Publisher Review

Christy Lefteri is a courageous, provocative, haunting writer. Songbirds is a beautiful novel. It will break your heart and open your eyes. * Heather Morris * I've never read anything quite like Songbirds - a beautifully crafted novel that sits at the intersection of race and class. * Jodi Picoult * Christy Lefteri's painfully beautiful story about a voiceless immigrant, Nisha, whose selfless courage touches the lives of those around her, moved me from the first page to the last. This thought-provoking novel of love loss and redemption is thoroughly sublime * Caroline Montague * Lefteri is an astonishing weaver of stories that speak to the world with compassion. She is imaginatively daring as she is socially responsible in a compelling narrative from start to end and that kept me on the edge. * Daljit Nagra * Like the vulnerable songbirds trapped in mist nets, Lefteri's characters - women who leave foreign lands to work abroad and send money back home - broke my heart and kept me turning the pages of her gorgeous novel well into the night. * Alka Joshi, NYT-bestselling author of THE HENNA ARTIST and THE SECRET KEEPER OF JAIPUR * Christy Lefteri has crafted a beautiful novel, intelligent, thoughtful, and relevant. I'm recommending this book to everyone I care about. So, I'm recommending this book to you * Benjamin Zephaniah on The Beekeeper of Aleppo * The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a story of loss, love, resilience and hope. In the same school as the Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Kite Runner, it's impossible not to be moved by Lefteri's plea for humanity and perhaps inspired too * The Observer, on The Beekeeper of Aleppo * A hugely important novel for our times, this is a beautifully written and poignant tale of the best and worst of humanity * Sun, on The Beekeeper of Aleppo * Powerful, thought-provoking and beautifully crafted . . . unforgettable * Choice Magazine, on The Beekeeper of Aleppo * Courageous, proactive, haunting * Heather Morris, on The Beekeeper of Aleppo *

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