The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn't make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows that Bonaventure's silence is filled with resonance-- a miraculous gift of rarified hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. Growing up in the big house on Christopher Street in Bayou Cymbaline, Bonaventure can hear flowers grow, a thousand shades of blue, and the miniature tempests that rage inside raindrops. He can also hear the gentle voice of his father, William Arrow, shot dead before Bonaventure was born by a mysterious stranger known only as the Wanderer. Bonaventure's remarkable gift of listening promises salvation to the souls who love him: his beautiful young mother, Dancy, haunted by the death of her husband; his Grand-mere Letice, plagued by grief and a long-buried guilt she locks away in a chapel; and his father, William, whose roaming spirit must fix the wreckage of the past. With the help of Trinidad Prefontaine, a Creole housekeeper endowed with her own special gifts, Bonaventure will find the key to long-buried mysteries and soothe a chorus of family secrets clamoring to be healed" -- from HarperCollins web site.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION LEG
Characteristics: 378, 13 p. ; 21 cm


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Apr 27, 2017

Well done. Very interesting story with a lot to keep you intrigued. I haven't really read anything else like it.

Jul 25, 2016

a fascinating story with depth, colour and notable reverence of innocence that we all's in our heart and spirit.

Mar 30, 2014

who would have thought... this is the best "who done it" ever!

Feb 06, 2014

I had no idea what to expect from this book, I just picked up something for a weekend away. I was really impressed. This is a great little book. A marvellous story. Gentle and thoughtful. Highly recommend it.

Nov 07, 2013

Enjoyable read, easy flow, great descriptions. Beautiful story

Oct 15, 2013

The premise of this book really didn't interest me (I received it as a gift), but it was great . Despite the heavy themes, it is fairly light and a touch humourous/clever at some points. It is set in new orleans and very "atmospheric"... I felt like I'd been there. The writing is poetic and easy to read at the same time. I highly recommend.

Aug 22, 2013

so amazing and such beautifully written. The story is so rich with discription i loved it

Jun 29, 2013

This is a beautifully written book with diverse characters and a surprise ending.One of the best books I have read in awhile.

May 05, 2013

Bonaventure was born without a voice...a book for people who love to read!

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