Birds of wonder: a novel

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Standing Stone Books,
Pub. Date:
[2018]
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English
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Fiction. One August morning while walking her dog, high-school English teacher Beatrice Ousterhout stumbles over the dead body of a student, Amber Inglin, who was to play the lead in Beatrice's production of John Webster's Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. Barely able to speak, Beatrice calls the police. That is to say, she calls her daughter. Jes is a detective with two years of experience under her belt and a personal life composed primarily of a string of one-night-stands, including the owner of the field in which Beatrice has found Amber. In addition to a house and a field, Child Services lawyer Liam Walsh owns a vineyard, where Amber Inglin, along with a handful of other teens who've had difficulty negotiating the foster system, was an intern. Set among the hills and lakes of upstate New York and told in six vibrantly distinct voices, this complex and original narrative chronicles the rippling effects of a young girl's death through a densely intertwined community. By turns funny, fierce, lyrical and horrifying, BIRDS OF WONDER probes family ties, the stresses that break them, and the pasts that never really let us go.
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9781641365260
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subject_facet Criminal investigation -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, New York (State) -- Fiction, Women detectives -- Fiction
title_display Birds of wonder : a novel
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title_short Birds of wonder :
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topic_facet Criminal investigation, Investigation, Murder, Women detectives