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Songbirds : a novel

Summary: "Living on the island of Cyprus, Nisha is far from her native Sri Lanka. Though she longs to return home, she knows that working as a nanny and maid for a wealthy widow is the only way to earn enough to support her daughter, left behind to be raised by relatives. Yiannis is a poacher, trapping the tiny protected songbirds that stop in Cyprus as they migrate each year from Africa to Europe and selling them on the illegal market. He dreams of finding a new way of life, and of marrying Nisha. But one night, Nisha makes dinner, an aromatic dahl curry, for the family who pays her: Petra and her daughter Aliki. Then, after she cleans the kitchen and tucks Aliki into bed, Nisha goes out on a mysterious errand, and vanishes. When the police refuse to pursue the case, Petra takes on the investigation herself, a path that leads her to Nisha's friends--other workers in the neighborhood--and to the darker side of a migrant's life, where impossible choices leave them vulnerable, captive, and worse. Inspired by the real-life disappearance of domestic workers in Cyprus, Christy Lefteri has crafted a poignant, deeply empathetic narrative of the human stories behind the headlines. With infinite tenderness and skill, Songbirds offers a triumphant story of the fight for truth and justice, and of women reclaiming their lost voices"--

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  • ISBN: 9781432894580
  • ISBN: 1432894587
  • Physical Description: 457 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
Subject: Nannies Fiction
Women household employees Fiction
Foreign workers Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Cyprus Fiction
Large type books
Bonnes d'enfants Romans, nouvelles, etc
Employées de maison Romans, nouvelles, etc
Personnes disparues Romans, nouvelles, etc
Livres en gros caractères
large print books
Large type books
Genre: Large type books.
Fictional Work
Domestic fiction.
Social problem fiction.

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