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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: 1,593,596
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.
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.