By Nikki Moustaki
"This could be the most unique cross-species love tale I've ever learn. half travelogue, half restoration memoir, and a hundred percent compelling." —Gwen Cooper, writer of the New York Times bestselling Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless tom cat story, or How I discovered approximately Love and lifestyles with a Blind ask yourself Cat
"[An] epiphany-provoking gem of a narrative, skillfully crafted, shiny and wealthy with feeling." —Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet and writer of The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood
"A wonderful, unheard of memoir from a lady who actually knows 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
An avian professional and poet stocks a real tale of liked birds, a extraordinary grandfather, a bad-girl youth—and an staggering redemption
Nikki Moustaki, writer of The chook marketplace of Paris, grew up in Eighties Miami, the one 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 used to be her grandfather—an evening-gown clothier, riveting storyteller, and chicken expert—who used to be her mentor and dearest companion.
Like her grandfather, Nikki fell not easy for birds. "Birds crammed my childhood," she writes, "as blue stuffed the sky." Her grandfather confirmed her how you can hypnotize chickens, sneak up on pigeons, and deal with child birds. He gave her a white dove to liberate for success on each one birthday. And he suggested her to, sometime, stopover at the chook industry of Paris.
But by the point Nikki graduated from university and moved to manhattan urban, she used to be succumbing to alcohol and 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 marketplace of Paris to unlock a white dove. as a substitute, whatever brilliant occurred there that kept Nikki's lifestyles.