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Birdy

Birdy

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By (author) William Wharton

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 20mm | 212g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099428245
  • ISBN 13: 9780099428244
  • Sales rank: 1,497,631

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Within the padded walls of a military hospital sits Birdy, utterly silent. But who is to say that he's really mad? His sub-standard army psychiatrist still hasn't caught on that his patient seems to think that he's a bird, and recruits Birdy's childhood friend to try to get through to him. Out of a young man's need for escape and his consuming obsession with birds and flight, William Wharton has spun a dazzling story shot through with humour, wisdom, tenderness, tragedy and longing.

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William Wharton was born in America and is now a painter in Paris.

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An inventive, hypnotic novel about frienship 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.