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    Birdbrain (Paperback) By (author) Johanna Sinisalo, Translated by David Hackston

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    DescriptionFrom 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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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Johanna Sinisalo, Translated by David Hackston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    ISBN 13: 9780720613438
    ISBN 10: 0720613434

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FO
    Libri: I-FO
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
    B&T General Subject: 720
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 29
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC015000, FIC028000
    DC22: 894.54134
    LC classification: PH355.S5445 L5613 2010
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    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Peter Owen Publishers
    Imprint name
    Peter Owen Publishers
    Publication date
    01 April 2011
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    Author Information
    Johanna Sinisalo is a Finnish science fiction and fantasy writer who won the James Tiptree Jr. Award, as well as the most acclaimed Finnish literary prize, the Finlandia, for her novel "Troll." She also edited "The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy "and she was nominated for a Nebula Award for her short story "Baby Doll."