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A new novel ...

from Rob Hoerburger about a woman who was once the most popular singer in the world, but who now finds herself largely forgotten and in the grip of a deadly affliction; a younger woman, a sometime-D.J. and survivor of a horrific childhood accident, who sees musical apartheid wherever she turns; and a New York City cop trying to reconnect to a long-subsumed musical memory. It’s the early 1980s, and popular music itself seems perched on the edge of a precipice.

Like Nick Hornby's classic "High Fidelity," "Why Do Birds" presents pop music as not just soundtrack but as the very lifeblood of its characters. As their paths cross and collide, they turn to it for nothing short of regained innocence.

Why Do Birds was be published by 71 Songs LLC in March 2019.