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A few short notes on tropical butterflies : stories

Author: John Murray
Publisher: London. [England] : Viking/Penguin, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this debut collection, John Murray meshes fact with fiction, taking his inspiration from the worlds of science, medicine, and nature. The stories are set in locations across the globe - a cholera tent in the slums of Bombay, a United Nations refugee camp in the mountains of Africa, a Key West hideaway - where his characters, among them doctors, nurses, research scientists, explorers, and collectors, can be found
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Murray
ISBN: 0670913480 9780670913480 0670913472 9780670913473
OCLC Number: 223779445
Description: 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Hill Station --
2. All the Rivers in the World --
3. A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies --
4. White Flour --
5. Watson and the Shark --
6. The Carpenter Who Looked Like a Boxer --
7. Blue --
8. Acts of Memory, Wisdom of Man.
Responsibility: John Murray.

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John Murray's collection of short stories delves into the lives of people facing moments of crisis and change. They unfold to reveal whole lives - people caught between the past and the present,  Read more...

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