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Birdbrain

Paperback (30 Sep 2010) | English

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Synopsis

From the author of the critically acclaimed Troll, the new novel from Johanna Sinisalo is full of her trademark style, surreal invention, and savage humor
Set in Australasia, this is 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 intellegent parrot threatened with extinction. This is a skillful portrait of the unquenchable desire of Westerners for the pure and the primitive, revealing 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?

Book information

ISBN: 9780720613438
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Imprint: Peter Owen
Pub date:
DEWEY: 894.54134
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 220g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 17mm