Love and Ordinary Creatures
Gwyn Hyman Rubio
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"Here is an exquisitely written, completely original, and deeply moving meditation on true love...Love and Ordinary Creatures is Rubio's best book."
— Silas House, author of Clay's Quilt and Eli the Good
"This stunningly imaginative work explores the psychological and emotional boundaries of the human condition with grace and power."
— Linda Scott DeRosier, Ph.D., author of Creeker: A Woman's Journey and Songs of Life and Grace
New York Times bestselling author Gwyn Hyman Rubio’s highly anticipated new novel...
Love and Ordinary Creatures is told through the eyes of a cockatoo in love with his very human caretaker. Snatched in a net from his Australian homeland as a young parrot, Caruso has adapted to captivity and has learned all he knows of love from his previous owner, who was obsessively fixated on his childhood sweetheart. Now in his new home with the beautiful and talented Clarissa, Caruso has found both love and happiness—until a handsome stranger arrives in town and sets his sights on Clarissa.
Smart, passionate, and wildly inventive, Caruso strives to put his human rival in his place before he loses Clarissa for good. And when a hurricane descends upon the coast, Caruso’s love for Clarissa and his memories of freedom are tested as the storm threatens all that he holds dear.
Set in the early 1990s in a quaint North Carolina seashore town, Love and Ordinary Creatures is an exquisite tale of the ways in which love and hope transcend species.
From Publishers Weekly
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