A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me: A Novel
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Youssef FadelSpring, 1990. After years of searching in vain, a stranger passes a scrap of paper to Zina. ItÕs from Aziz: the man who vanished the day after their wedding almost two decades ago. It propels Zina on a final quest for a secret desert jail in southern Morocco, where her husband crouches in despair, dreaming of his former life.
Youssef Fadel pays powerful testament to a terrible period in MoroccoÕs history, known as Ôthe Years of Cinders and Lead,Õ and masterfully evokes the suffering inflicted on those who supported the failed coup against King Hassan II in 1972.