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Burlington Public Library F BERTINO JAN 2021 39851001578013 New Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 04/07/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780374229450
  • ISBN: 0374229457
  • Physical Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

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"The week of her wedding, the bride is visited by a bird she recognizes as her dead grandmother because of the cornflower blue line beneath her eyes, her dubious expression, and the way she asks: What is the Internet? Her grandmother is a parakeet. She says not to get married. She says: Go and find your brother. In the days that follow, the bride's march to the altar becomes a wild and increasingly fragmented, unstable journey that bends toward the surreal and forces her to confront matters long buried. A novel that does justice to the hectic confusion of becoming a woman today, Parakeet asks and begins to answer the essential questions. What do our memories make us? How do we honor our experiences and still become our strongest, truest selves? Who are we responsible for, what do we owe them, and how do we allow them to change?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Grandmothers > Fiction.
Grandparent and child > Fiction.
Parrots > Fiction.
Immortalism > Fiction.
Self-realization in women > Fiction.
Weddings > Planning > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Magical Realism.
Weddings > Planning.
Self-realization in women.
Grandparent and child.
Dysfunctional families.
Self-consciousness (Awareness)
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Black humor.
Mystery fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Black humor.

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