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320 pages, Kindle Edition
First published September 15, 2015
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♥ when the moon was ours
"One does not wed hens with foxes."
"Raise crows and they will peck your eyes out."
"Tell me who you're with and I'll tell you who you are."
"Forbidden fruit is always the sweetest."
"He who makes himself an ewe, the wolf eats."
Because it was hard to make her laugh, and harder to scare her.
He and Lace were sewn of similar fabric, the raw edges of their families' cloth.
We are not small enough that you can pull us where you want us to go.
Fighting was the only safe way to touch a Paloma… The rage made it good and true. The anger and honor of defending this family shielded them like a saint’s prayer. Hitting and kicking were safe. Anything else could bring sickness.Each family is convinced that the members of the other family are completely, utterly and despicably in the wrong.
She was there to pull Cluck to his feet and keep him there if he couldn’t stand. To make sure none of the pieces of him got lost if he broke. In case his mother, neat as a greenhouse tulip, failed to notice that he was not dust or cracked glass, and reached for a broom.The evocative, dreamlike words and imagery throughout The Weight of Feathers tend to obscure, a little bit, the fact that these families are so dysfunctional and abusive. And yet there is love there too, enough to make it difficult for Lace and Cluck, or any member of their families, to break the cycle of hatred, where doing so requires them to also break the ties that bind them to their families.