A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me: A Novel by Youssef Fadel
Spring, 1990. After years of searching in vain, a stranger presses a scrap of paper into Zina's pocket. 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.