A Bird With the Heart of a Mountain
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: February 2014
Duration: 9 hours 36 minutes
Drina knows the men who love to watch her dance also believe Gypsies are no better than stray dogs — but when she dances, Drina doesn’t think. She forgets who she is. She forgets what seems to be her legacy: I am nothing. I belong nowhere. The daughter of a Gypsy woman and a well-to-do Spaniard who abandoned them, Drina wants only to dance. Why then does her mother forbid it? Set during the chaos of the Spanish Civil War in the fascinating world of Gypsy campgrounds, the vineyard estate of the family she has never known and the dance halls of Seville where flamenco reigns, Drina fights to discover who she is and where she belongs. Can her passion — her duende — save her from the perils of the civil war? From a father lost, then found? And will she come to understand what it means to be a bird with the heart of a mountain?