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Author: Johanna Sinisalo; David Hackston
Publisher: London : Peter Owen, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : [US & CA territories only version]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sinisalo, Johanna, 1958-
Birdbrain.
London : Peter Owen, 2010
(DLC) 2010467686
(OCoLC)720632794
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johanna Sinisalo; David Hackston
ISBN: 9780720613858 072061385X 9780720613827 0720613825
OCLC Number: 811642455
Description: 1 online resource (217 pages)
Other Titles: Linnunaivot.
Responsibility: Johanna Sinisalo ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston.

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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?

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