The Home for Wayward Parrots

By (author): Darusha Wehm

Accustomed to being an only child, adoptee Brian “Gumbo” Guillemot’s teenage hobby was searching for his birth parents. After years without a lead, when he finally finds his birth mother, Kim, he’s unprepared for the boisterous instant family that comes with her.

No one, besides Kim, knows anything about Gumbo’s birth father. With Kim refusing to answer any questions, Gumbo must choose whether to continue the search, even if it means alienating his few friends and both his families. And the more he learns, the more he wonders whether some things are better left unknown.

Captivating and playful, The Home For Wayward Parrots explores friendship, romance, modern families and geek pop culture with wit, compassion and extremely foul-mouthed birds.

AUTHOR

Darusha Wehm

Darusha writes science fiction and speculative poetry as M. Darusha Wehm and mainstream poetry and fiction as Darusha Wehm. Science fiction books include: Beautiful Red, Children of Arkadia and the Andersson Dexter cyberpunk detective series. Mainstream books include the Devi Jones’ Locker Young Adult series and The Home for Wayward Parrots (forthcoming from NeWest Press).

Darusha’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in many venues, including Arsenika, Nature, Escape Pod, and several anthologies.

Darusha is originally from Canada but currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending the past several years sailing the Pacific. For more information, visit http://darusha.ca.


Reviews

Praise for The Home for Wayward Parrots:

“A bittersweet tale of eccentricity, delayed development and getting on with the messy business of life.”
~ Sarah Murdoch, Toronto Star

“This novel should be devoured in a single sitting.”
~ Megan Kuklis, The Fiddlehead

“A love song to late bloomers, eclectic families and all the assorted weirdos, hang-ups and half-understood stories that make up a life. And a poignant reminder that even in all our messy, neurotic, parrot-brained glory, we are also capable of beauty, grace and love.”
~ Greg Bechtel, author of Boundary Problems


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Accustomed to being an only child, adoptee Brian “Gumbo” Guillemot’s teenage hobby was searching for his birth parents. After years without a lead, when he finally finds his birth mother, Kim, he’s unprepared for the boisterous instant family that comes with her.

No one, besides Kim, knows anything about Gumbo’s birth father. With Kim refusing to answer any questions, Gumbo must choose whether to continue the search, even if it means alienating his few friends and both his families. And the more he learns, the more he wonders whether some things are better left unknown.

Captivating and playful, The Home For Wayward Parrots explores friendship, romance, modern families and geek pop culture with wit, compassion and extremely foul-mouthed birds.

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Details

Dimensions:

240 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

May 01, 2018

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

NeWest Press

ISBN:

9781988732275

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Coming of Age

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Language:

eng

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