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Marabou Stork nightmares

By: Welsh, Irvine

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009943511X / 9780099435112
Paperback
823.914
29/02/1996
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England
Contemporary classics
20 cm 264 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1995.

Roy Strang is engaged is a strange quest in a surrealist South Africa.

His mission is to eradicate the evil predator-scavenger bird, the marabou stork, before it drives away the peace-loving flamingo from the picturesque Lake Torto.

But behind this world lies another: the world of Roy's bizarre family, the Scottish housing scheme in which he grew up, his mundane job, a disastrous emigration to Aftrica, and his youthful life of brutality with a gang of soccer casuals.

As one world crashes into the other, this potentially charming story of ornithological goodwill mutates into a filthy tale of violence, abuse and redemption.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), WH Humour

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