By Michele Young-Stone
On March 29, 1973, Prudence Eleanor Vilkas used to be born with heart-shaped wings pressed accordion-style opposed to her again. thought of a start illness, her wings have been surgically got rid of, leaving simply the ghost of them in the back of.
In 1980, Prudence’s mom takes her from Nashville to Florida, to a city inhabited by means of those who have run so far as they could with out fins or wings. during this new city, Prudence is befriended through a boy who can see what others can’t, together with Prudence’s ghostly wings.
The unforeseen and incredible bubble up from the depths of the Atlantic to confront Prudence while she meets her long-estranged Lithuanian grandfather and discovers a astounding lineage beating and pulsing with prior Lithuanian bird-women, storytellers with wings dragging the dust, survivors perched on radio towers, fans lit up like fireworks and heroes disguised as daily males and women.
Above Us merely Sky spans the 1863 January rebellion opposed to Russian Tsarist rule in jap Europe to the autumn of the Berlin Wall and Lithuania’s independence in 1991. it's a “daring, resourceful” (Milepost journal) tale of mutual realizing among the young and old; it's a love tale, a narrative of survival, and most significantly, a narrative approximately disovering the place we belong on the earth.
Young-Stone seamlessly balances Lithuanian heritage with magical realism during this “amazing, spellbinding, fantastic trip” (Literary Hoarders).