By Fenton Johnson

ISBN-10: 0813166594

ISBN-13: 9780813166599

Having taken nice hazards -- to immigrate to the United States, to take monastic vows -- Bengali health care provider Meena Chatterjee and Brother Flavian are each one looking security and safety after they stumble upon Johnny Faye, a Vietnam vet, unfastened spirit, and professional marijuana farmer. Amid the fields and forests of a Trappist monastery, Johnny Faye patiently cultivates Meena's and Flavian's skill for religion, reworking all they concept they knew approximately responsibility and hope. In flip they provide him an adventure of civilization except conflict and chaos.

But Johnny Faye's law-breaking units him opposed to a district lawyer for whom the legislation is a device for ambition instead of justice. Their war of words results 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 that could precipitate their spoil or a betrayal that gives salvation.

Inspired via the real-life country police kidnapping and homicide of a mythical storyteller and petty felony, The guy Who enjoyed Birds engages urgent modern concerns via a undying narrative of ill-fated romance. Celebrated writer Fenton Johnson has woven a continuing, haunting myth exploring the everlasting conflicts among unfastened will and future, politics and nature, the ability of legislations and the ability of love.

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