The Man Who Loved Birds: A Novel (Kentucky Voices)

The Man Who Loved Birds: A Novel (Kentucky Voices)


Having taken nice risks―to immigrate to the US, to take monastic vows―Bengali surgeon Meena Chatterjee and Brother Flavian are each one looking security and safety after they stumble upon Johnny Faye, a Vietnam vet, loose spirit, and professional marijuana farmer. Amid the fields and forests of a Trappist monastery, Johnny Faye patiently cultivates Meena's and Flavian's means for religion, remodeling all they idea they knew approximately accountability and hope. In flip they give him an event of civilization except struggle and chaos.

But Johnny Faye's law-breaking units him opposed to a district lawyer for whom the legislations is a device for ambition instead of justice. Their war of words ends up in a harrowing reckoning that ensnares Dr. Chatterjee and Brother Flavian, who needs to make a life-or-death selection among an act of justice which may precipitate their destroy or a betrayal that gives salvation.

Inspired by way of the real-life nation police kidnapping and homicide of a mythical storyteller and petty legal, The guy Who enjoyed Birds engages urgent modern matters via a undying narrative of ill-fated romance. Celebrated writer Fenton Johnson has woven a continuing, haunting fantasy exploring the everlasting conflicts among loose will and future, politics and nature, the facility of legislation and the ability of affection.

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