Our Missing HeartsNg, Celeste
In a disturbingly imaginable future USA that vows to uphold 'American culture' through its draconian laws that restrict what can be read or viewed, 12-year-old Bird Gardener and his father know to lie low. Three years earlier, Bird's mother Margaret, a Chinese American poet regarded as a dissident, disappeared, but when Bird receives a mysterious note, he doesn't hesitate to go in search of her.
Both heart-breaking and hopeful, and with its complex themes and lyrical writing, this is a cautionary tale of the importance of words and storytelling, the unbreakable bonds of family and the power of collective small actions.
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Comments from BDS Reviewers
"Exquisite writing, immensely readable."
"Thank you for the opportunity to read this beautiful , powerful and disturbing book."
"My husband and I just LOVED this book, for the writing style, the characters and how they 'unfolded' and the futuristic theme."
"An emotional, beautifully written story exploring quite complex issues."
"I loved this book which I struggled to put down. I read it in two days."