A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me
Translated by Jonathan Smolin
Spring, 1990. After years of searching in vain, a stranger passes a scrap of paper to Zina. It’s 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.
Fadel pays powerful testament to a terrible period in Morocco’s history, known as ‘the years of cinders and lead,’ and masterfully evokes the suffering inflicted on those who supported the failed coup against King Hassan II in 1972.
"Events progress rapidly and with the acute tension of a detective novel"—Leah Caldwell, The National
"A masterful history of modern Morocco."—BookShy Blog
"[Fadel is] a valued asset of modern Moroccan literature."—Aujourd'hui le Maroc
- April 15th 2016
- $16.95 / £8.99 / LE200
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9789774167546
- Also available as: eBook