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Main Title: The price of two sparrows / Christy Collins. Book Cover
Author: Collins, Christy, author.
Imprint: Affirm Press, 2021.
Collation: 277 pages ; paperback ; 24 cm.
Subject: Mosques.
Australian fiction
Environmental impact
Interpersonal relations
ISBN: 9781922400635 1922400637
Heico is an ornithologist fighting a losing battle to protect the birds in his beachside suburb. When a journalist asks for comment on a planned development, Heico exaggerates his reports on how many migratory birds use the site. Soon it is revealed that the proposed building is a mosque, and he finds himself embroiled in community resistance to the project. Still, he refuses to back down. As the delayed mosque project becomes a focal point for growing Islamophobia, Heico must confront his own ghosts, and the prejudices he insists he doesn't have. Nahla is Heico's house cleaner. Having recently arrived in Australia she is trying to find her place in a new country and a new marriage. Isolated and lonely, she sees the mosque as a symbol of what she hopes to find in Australia: community, familiarity, acceptance. But as resistance to the project intensifies, she must summon the courage and the language to speak out and claim her space in this new life.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Fiction Main Library 823.4 COL.CHR Available