Songbirds

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Manilla Historical Society Incorporated, 2. jul. 2021 - 363 strani
From the bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo, a powerful story about love, loss, hope and courage, set in the lush forests of Cyprus. Yiannis is a poacher, trapping the tiny protected songbirds that stop in Cyprus as they migrate each year from Africa to Europe, and killing them with his bare hands to be sold illegally as a local delicacy. He dreams of finding a new way of life, and of marrying Nisha, who works as a nanny to Angela and lives in the apartment below his. Angela is Nisha's surrogate daughter - she has left her own child behind in Sri Lanka when she came to Cyprus to find work. Angela's mother Petra is jealous of Angela and Nisha's bond, but feels powerless to love her own child in the way she thinks she should. When Nisha disappears, Yiannis is heartbroken and convinced he has driven her away. Petra is forced to become a mother again to Angela, who seems to hold the secret of what has become of Nisha.

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As powerful as her book The Beekeeper of Aleppo, Songbirds by Christy Lefteri draws the reader’s attention to the racism and struggles of low-paid immigrants in Cyprus. After leaving her daughter in ... Celotno mnenje

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Publisher’s synopsis: 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 ... Celotno mnenje

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O avtorju (2021)

Brought up in London, Christy Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. Her previous novel, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, is an international bestseller, selling over half a million copies worldwide.

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