By Michele Young-Stone
On March 29, 1973, Prudence Eleanor Vilkas used to be born with heart-shaped wings pressed accordion-style opposed to her again. thought of a start disorder, her wings have been surgically got rid of, leaving in basic terms the ghost of them in the back of.
In 1980, Prudence’s mom takes her from Nashville to Florida, to a city inhabited through those that have run so far as they could with out fins or wings. during this new city, Prudence is befriended by means of a boy who can see what others can’t, together with Prudence’s ghostly wings.
The unforeseen and unbelievable bubble up from the depths of the Atlantic to confront Prudence while she meets her long-estranged Lithuanian grandfather and discovers a outstanding lineage beating and pulsing with earlier Lithuanian bird-women, storytellers with wings dragging the airborne dirt and dust, survivors perched on radio towers, fanatics lit up like fireworks and heroes disguised as daily males and women.
Above Us in simple terms Sky spans the 1863 January rebellion opposed to Russian Tsarist rule in japanese Europe to the autumn of the Berlin Wall and Lithuania’s independence in 1991. it's a “daring, resourceful” (Milepost journal) tale of mutual figuring out among the young and old; it's a love tale, a narrative of survival, and most significantly, a narrative approximately disovering the place we belong on the earth.
Young-Stone seamlessly balances Lithuanian heritage with magical realism during this “amazing, spellbinding, superb trip” (Literary Hoarders).
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Above Us Only Sky: A Novel by Michele Young-Stone