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Birds of Paradise

Diana Abu-Jaber

Avis Muir is a brilliant pastry chef, Brian Muir a corporate real estate attorney. Their son, Stanley, is the proprietor of a trendy food market. Their beautiful daughter, Felice, is missing. A runaway at 13, Felice has spent five years modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach. She’s about to turn 18. Soon all of the Muirs will be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. And Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away, then face her fear of losing her family and her sense of self forever. Set against the vibrant backdrop of contemporary Miami, Birds of Paradise is filled with piercing insights into the politics of food and sugar, teen culture, and of the ebb and flow of marriage. The writing is sumptuous, the story moving, and the descriptions of food (one of Abu-Jaber’s specialties) are mouth-watering.

Avis Muir is a brilliant pastry chef, Brian Muir a corporate real estate attorney. Their son, Stanley, is the proprietor of a trendy food market. Their beautiful daughter, Felice, is missing. A runaway at 13, Felice has spent five years modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach. She’s about to turn 18. Soon all of the Muirs will be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. And Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away, then face her fear of losing her family and her sense of self forever. Set against the vibrant backdrop of contemporary Miami, Birds of Paradise is filled with piercing insights into the politics of food and sugar, teen culture, and of the ebb and flow of marriage. The writing is sumptuous, the story moving, and the descriptions of food (one of Abu-Jaber’s specialties) are mouth-watering.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Avis Muir is a brilliant pastry chef, Brian Muir a corporate real estate attorney. Their son, Stanley, is the proprietor of a trendy food market. Their beautiful daughter, Felice, is missing. A runaway at 13, Felice has spent five years modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach. She’s about to turn 18. Soon all of the Muirs will be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. And Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away, then face her fear of losing her family and her sense of self forever. Set against the vibrant backdrop of contemporary Miami, Birds of Paradise is filled with piercing insights into the politics of food and sugar, teen culture, and of the ebb and flow of marriage. The writing is sumptuous, the story moving, and the descriptions of food (one of Abu-Jaber’s specialties) are mouth-watering.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tamara Marston

Length:

14h 38m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:05:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:09:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

43:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:10:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:24:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

51:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:11:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:47