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Synopsis: Jim Kennoway was once an esteemed member of the ornithology department at the Museum of Natural History in New York, collecting and skinning birds as specimens. Slowing down from a hard-lived life and a recent leg amputation, Jim retreats to an island in Maine: to drink, smoke, and to be left alone. As a young man he worked for Naval Intelligence during World War II in the Solomon Islands. While spying on Japanese shipping from behind enemy lines, Jim befriended Tosca, a young islander who worked with him as a scout. Now, thirty years later, Tosca has sent his daughter Cadillac to stay with Jim in the weeks before she begins premedical studies at Yale. She arrives to Jim’s consternation, yet she will capture his heart and the hearts of everyone she meets, irrevocably changing their lives.
Written in lush, lyrical prose rich in island detail, redolent of Maine in summer and of the Pacific The Bird Skinner is wise and wrenching, an unforgettable masterwork from an extraordinarily skillful novelist.
About the Author: Alice Greenway lived the itinerant life of a foreign correspondent's child, growing up in Hong Kong, Thailand, Israel and the United States. As an adult, she has divided her time between the United States and Britain. Her first novel White Ghost Girls, set in Hong Kong in the 1960s, won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award For First Fiction and was on the Orange Prize longlist. She currently lives in Scotland.
Title: The Bird Skinner
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78486250
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87477548
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95149409
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2777842306
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2778912915
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008104091
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96947533
Book Description Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press 07/01/2014, 2014. Book Condition: used-good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780802121042
Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0802121047I4N10
Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Almost in new condition. Book shows only very slight signs of use. Cover and binding are undamaged and pages show minimal use. Bookseller Inventory # G0802121047I2N00