My Hummingbird Father

Salt will publish Pascale Petit’s debut novel My Hummingbird Father
on 15 September 2024
More details HERE
To preorder from Amazon HERE
Announcement in The Bookseller:
Salt lands Petit’s ‘haunting and topical’ novel My Hummingbird Father, Read HERE


When artist Dominique receives a letter from her dying father, a reckoning with repressed memories and a pull for romantic and familial love sends shockwaves through her life, as she journeys to Paris to face the places and events of her early years.

Balanced with visits to the Venezuelan Amazon, where Dominique explores a spiritual and loving longing (meeting a young guide, Juan), a raw and tender unfolding of this love story is a parallel to the uncovering of the shocking truth of Dominique’s birth, and her parents’ relationship.

Pascale Petit’s My Hummingbird Father is a beautifully lyrical debut novel in dialogue with Pascale’s Ondaatje and Laurel Prize-winning poetry collection, Mama Amazonica.