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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 20mm | 212g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099428245
  • 9780099428244
  • 1,949,434

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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 more

About William Wharton

William Wharton was born in America and is now a painter in more

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4,281 ratings
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4 38% (1,639)
3 19% (823)
2 5% (195)
1 2% (68)
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