Birdbrain (Paperback)

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The story of a young Finnish couple who have embarked on the hiking trip of a lifetime, with "Heart of Darkness" as their only reading matter. Conrad''s dark odyssey turns out to be a prescient choice as their trip turns into a tortuous thriller, with belongings disappearing, and they soon find themselves at the mercy of untamed nature, seemingly directed by the local kakapo--a highly intelligent parrot threatened with extinction.

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Publisher Trafalgar Square
Mfg Part# 9780720613438
SKU 219856817
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0720613434
Release Date 4/1/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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"[T]he lavish descriptions of panoramas and the experience of pushing beyond all endurance make for a lyrical and occasionally sinister odyssey second only to making one's own foray into the wilderness."
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Editors Note From the author of Not Before Sundown, this novel is a skilful portrait of the unquenchable desire of Westerners for the pure and the primitive. A young Finnish couple go on the hiking trip of a lifetime in Australasia with Heart of Darkness as reading material. The trip gradually turns into a tortuous thriller with belongings disappearing and, even more mysteriously, reappearing. The travellers come to be at the mercy of untamed nature. Birdbrain reveals the dark side of the explorer's desire: the insatiable need to control, to invade and leave one's mark on the landscape. But what happens when nature starts to fight back?
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0217
Publisher Peter Owen Publishers

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