By Gayle Brandeis
Ava Sing Lo has been unintentionally killing her mother's birds for the reason that she was once a bit woman. Now in her twenties, Ava leaves her local San Diego for the Salton Sea, the place she volunteers to aid environmental activists retailer millions of birds poisoned by way of agricultural runoff.
Helen, her mom, has been haunted by means of her prior for many years. As a tender lady in Korea, Helen was once drawn into prostitution on a segregated American military base. numerous brutal years handed earlier than a tender white American soldier married her and taken her to California. whilst she gave start to a black child, her new husband quick deserted her, and he or she was once left to fend for herself and her daughter in a overseas country.
With nice attractiveness and lyricism, The booklet of useless Birds captures a tender woman's fight to come back to phrases together with her mother's negative earlier whereas she searches for her personal position within the world.
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