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Little bird / Camilla Way.

By: Way, Camilla.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Harper, 2008Description: 392 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007242375 (pbk.); 0007242379 (pbk.).Subject(s): Teenage girls -- Fiction | Mute persons -- Fiction | Runaway teenagers -- Fiction | Control (Psychology) -- Fiction | London (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. | General fiction.DDC classification: Free Fiction Subject: Three identities, no known name - and an obsessed pursuer from the past. She grew up in the forest in France without speech. Snatched at the age of three by a troubled mute man, all she learns is bird song. When she is found as a teenager, the media frenzy brings 'Little Bird' to a famous American linguist. So Elodie grows up in another country, with a new identity in a household sometimes more hostile than the forest she left. When violence strikes, Elodie flees again. She eventually ends up in London, known now as 'Kate.' She is determined to put the past behind her and lead a normal life. But what happens if someone from her past won't let her go? What happens if someone falls in love with her? Little Bird is an extraordinary rich, wholly absorbing, psychological novel about identity, language and love.
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Three identities, no known name - and an obsessed pursuer from the past. It took one second to snatch the child. One silent, unseen moment to pluck her from the world. In a click of a finger, a blink of an eye, she was gone. As if, like a bird, she had just flown away. Kate never speaks about the past, and you would never know at first who she was. But, if you looked closely, you might see how she glances nervously over her shoulder, as if she were being followed. If you paid attention, you might hear how carefully she speaks. And if you were to search, you might find the old newspaper clippings she keeps hidden away: Kidnap Girl "Like Wild animal", The Mysterious Disappearance of "Little Bird". But these are just fragments of a long buried past - another life, another girl. Secrets left unspoken, until now...

Three identities, no known name - and an obsessed pursuer from the past. She grew up in the forest in France without speech. Snatched at the age of three by a troubled mute man, all she learns is bird song. When she is found as a teenager, the media frenzy brings 'Little Bird' to a famous American linguist. So Elodie grows up in another country, with a new identity in a household sometimes more hostile than the forest she left. When violence strikes, Elodie flees again. She eventually ends up in London, known now as 'Kate.' She is determined to put the past behind her and lead a normal life. But what happens if someone from her past won't let her go? What happens if someone falls in love with her? Little Bird is an extraordinary rich, wholly absorbing, psychological novel about identity, language and love.

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