Birds of Paradise
In her newest book, author Diana Abu-Jaber tells the story of a runaway daughter, Felice, and the effect of her absence on her mother, father, and brother. Abu-Jaber explores the issues of adolescent cruelty, parental self-absorption, and hidden histories of political violence and tragedy. She joins us to discuss the novel.
- Diana Abu-Jaber: Author and professor at Portland State University. Her books include The Language of Baklava, Origin, and Crescent, which was awarded the 2004 PEN Center USA Award for Literary Fiction and the American Book Award. Birds of Paradise is her latest book.