Bird's Flight (Paperback)
iUniverse, 9781491750964, 278pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2015
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Bird escapes his fate of small town coal miner and moves to New York where he finds dancing, love, and the power to pursue his dreams against all odds.
Known as Bird to family and friends, Ty Partridge is destined for the fate of all young men in his rural Missouri town. He, too, will surely end up working in the coal mines. Bird befriends Pop- the elderly owner of the local soda fountain shop-and Pop soon realizes Bird has much higher hopes for himself. Bird's passion is for dance.
In order to escape Greenstone, Bird has to go against his family and the town traditions. With Pop's help, he quickly becomes an outsider as he makes his way to New York City to pursue his dream of being a performer. Bird's new reality is a little too real though, as he comes up against crime and the threat of ending up homeless.
He soon makes the acquaintance of Nadia Slovinskia, who introduces Bird to her employee, Alexandra, the most beautiful woman Ty has ever seen. With the help of these women and his new city, Ty learns the importance of willpower and perseverance when pursuing his dreams, but he also must ask himself: are all dreams worth pursuing?