By Nikki Moustaki
"This could be the most unusual cross-species love tale i have ever learn. half travelogue, half restoration memoir, and 100% compelling." -Gwen Cooper, writer of the New York Times bestselling Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless pussycat story, or How I realized approximately Love and lifestyles with a Blind ask yourself Cat
"[An] epiphany-provoking gem of a narrative, skillfully crafted, brilliant and wealthy with feeling." -Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet and writer of The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood
"A gorgeous, unheard of memoir from a lady who really is aware and appreciates birds . . . an enthralling, heart-warming story and a pleasant, inspiring read." -Joanna Burger, writer of The Parrot Who Owns Me: the tale of a Relationship
Nikki Moustaki grew up in Eighties Miami, the single baby of oldsters who labored, performed, and traveled for luxurious activities motor vehicle dealerships. At domestic, her doting grandmother cooked for and fed her, however it was once her grandfather-an evening-gown fashion designer, riveting storyteller, and chook expert-who used to be her mentor and dearest companion.
Like her grandfather, Nikki fell not easy for birds. "Birds stuffed my childhood," she writes, "as blue stuffed the sky." Her grandfather confirmed her the way to hypnotize chickens, sneak up on pigeons, and deal with child birds. He gave her a white dove to unlock for good fortune on every one birthday. And he steered her to, sometime, stopover at the chicken industry of Paris.
But by the point Nikki graduated from university and moved to ny urban, she was once succumbing to an alcohol habit and used to be more and more not able to take care of her flock. while her grandfather died, guilt-ridden Nikki drank much more. In a last-ditch attempt to honor her grandfather, she flew to France hoping to go to the fowl industry of Paris to unlock a white dove. And there, whatever surprising occurred that stored Nikki's life.