Before Women Had Wings (Mass Market Paperback)

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Starstruck by a dime-store picture of Jesus, Avocet Abigail "Bird" Jackson fancies herself "His girlfriend" and embarks upon a spiritual quest for salvation, even as the chaos of her home life plunges her into a stony silence. In stark and honest language, Bird tells the tragic tale of her father, a sweet-talking wanna-be country music star, tracks her older sister's perilous journey into womanhood, and witnesses her mother make a courageous and ultimately devastating decision.
Yet most profound is Bird's own story--her struggle to sift through the ashes of her parents' lives, her meeting with Miss Zora, a healer whose prayers over the bones of winged creatures are meant to guide their souls to heaven, and her will to make sense of a world where fear is more plentiful than hope, retribution more valued than love. . . .

About the Author

Connie May Fowler is an essayist and screenwriter as well as the author of two previous novels; Sugar Cage and River of Hidden Dreams. She lives in Florida with her husband, Mika Fowler.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780804118903
Publisher: Ivy Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 1999
Pages: 320