|-- First paperback edition.|
-- An exploration of the inability of language to account for thought and feeling, Imago Bird is also an inventive and witty coming-of-age story. Eighteen-year-old Bert, highly intelligent and nephew to the prime minister of England, tries to make sense of the adult world around him (a mix of politics, pop stars, and television personalities) while struggling with a constant stammer and questions about the relationship between the interior and exterior world.
-- Nicholas Mosley is the author of a dozen novels and half a dozen works of nonfiction -- including a biography of his father, Sir Oswald Mosley, the notorious leader of the British fascist party. Two of his novels (Accident and Impossible Object) have been made into films. He lives in London with his wife.
-- First U.S. edition by Dalkey Archive ('89).