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Birdy

Author: William Wharton
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, "birdness." Wharton crafts an unforgettable tale--one that suggests another notion of sanity in a world that is manifestly insane. Birdy is obsessed with birds beginning with pigeons and moving onto canaries, until finally his only friend, a tough Sicilian, has to go to a Veteran's hospital to coax him back  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wharton, William.
Birdy.
New York : Knopf, 1979
(OCoLC)558584875
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Wharton
ISBN: 0394425693 9780394425696
OCLC Number: 3558605
Awards: National Book Award, First Novel, 1980.
Description: 309 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by William Wharton.

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An inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, "birdness." Wharton crafts an unforgettable tale--one that suggests another notion of sanity in a world that is manifestly insane. Birdy is obsessed with birds beginning with pigeons and moving onto canaries, until finally his only friend, a tough Sicilian, has to go to a Veteran's hospital to coax him back from an organized madness in which he had become a bird.

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