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. It√ïs 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 Morocco√ïs history, known as √îthe Years of Cinders and Lead,√ï and masterfully evokes the suffering inflicted on those who supported the failed coup against King Hassan II in 1972.