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Birdy

William Wharton

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ISBN 10: 0224017322 / ISBN 13: 9780224017329
Published by Jonathan Cape, 1978, 1978
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Galley/Proof. ISBN:0-224-01732-2. Corrected Proofs of the First english edition near fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000780

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Title: Birdy

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, 1978

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Hailed upon its publication as "a classic for readers not yet born" (Philadelphia Inquirer), Birdy is an inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, dreaming and surviving, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, "birdness." It tells the story of Al, a bold, hot-tempered boy whose goals in life are to life weights and pick up girls, and his strange friend Birdy, the skinny, tongue-tied perhaps genius who only wants to raise canaries and to fly. While fighting in World War II, they find their dreams become all too real—and their lives are changed forever.

In Birdy, William Wharton crafts an unforgettable tale that suggests another notion of sanity in a world that is manifestly insane.

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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.

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