Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Day 22

Day 22 in the AP birthday celebration brings you Blackbird Flies by Chynna Laird
Cover for 'Blackbird Flies'
Fifteen year-old Payton MacGregor is a musical prodigy. To him, though, his music is merely a way for him to escape from the chaos that surrounds him. All of his life, he’s had to care for his mother, who copes with her bipolar disorder with booze instead of turning to her own musical talents. He refuses to become a statistic. Then he’s thrown a curve ball.

His mother suddenly dies, leaving him to be cared for by his aging grandparents. As much as they love him, they decide to send him halfway across Canada to live with his father, Liam—the man Payton always believed abandoned him and his mother. Payton isn’t making the relocation easy on anyone until he finds out he's going to attend the prestigious School of the Arts for musically gifted youth. Any second thoughts he has about his new life are erased when he meets Lily Joplin. Their connection is instantaneous.

Lily is a talented singer, but her struggles with drugs and bipolar disorder hit too close to home for Payton’s comfort. And when her issues become all-consuming, he wonders if his music will be enough to carry him through.

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1 comment:

  1. I am really looking forward to reading this one.

    Having researched the author, it will be interesting to see just how much detail this fiction story goes into about bipolar disorder and alcohol abuse, given that much of her previous work has been memoirs.

    She sounds like such an interesting person, I shall definitely be investing in more of her work.