By Amulya Malladi
During this luminous tale of bravery, culture, and the facility of language, an Afghan girl and Danish widower shape an unforeseen alliance.
Escaping the turmoil and heartbreak of war-torn Kabul, Raihana settles with far away family within the unusual, chilly, damp state of Denmark. Homesick and heartbroken, Raihana bravely makes an attempt to begin a brand new existence, making an attempt tough to not think of the destiny of her husband, who used to be taken prisoner through the Taliban and not heard from again.
Soon after arriving, Raihana unearths herself in a language tuition, suffering to profit Danish, which she thinks feels like the humming of bees. to enhance her conversing talents, Raihana apprentices herself to Gunnar, a contemporary widower who's gradually chickening out from the realm round him, even neglecting the bee colonies he labored so not easy to domesticate along with his overdue spouse. Over the process the bee season, Raihana and Gunnar forge an not likely dating, regardless of the disapproval in their pals and family. but if the violence Raihana concept she had left in the back of in Afghanistan rears its head, she and Gunnar are compelled to confront the ghosts of the earlier as they navigate the doubtful destiny.
Praise for tune of the Cuckoo Bird
“Mesmerizing . . . a sprawling, wonderful intergenerational saga.”
“An clever, soaking up novel.”
–The Boston Globe
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