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The vanished birds: A Novel

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"Nia Imani is a woman out of place and outside of time. Decades of travel through the stars are condensed into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for everyone she has ever known. Her friends and lovers have aged past her, and all she has left is work. Alone and adrift, she lives for only the next paycheck, until the day she meets a mysterious boy, fallen from the sky. A boy, broken by his past. The scarred child does not speak, his only form of communication the beautiful and haunting music he plays from an old wooden flute. Captured by his songs, and their strange, immediate connection, Nia decides to take the boy in. And over years of starlit travel, these two outsiders discover in one another the things they lacked. For him, a home, a place of love and safety. For her, an anchor to the world outside herself. For the both of them, a family. But Nia is not the only one who wants the boy. The past hungers for him, and when it catches up, it threatens to tear this makeshift family apart"--
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subject_facetAdopted children -- Fiction
Astronauts -- Fiction
Interplanetary travel -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Science fiction
Space colonization -- Fiction
title_displayThe vanished birds
title_fullThe Vanished Birds A Novel
The vanished birds / Simon Jimenez
title_shortThe vanished birds
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAdopted children
Astronauts
Fiction
Interplanetary travel
Literature
Man-woman relationships
Science Fiction
Space colonization
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