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Marabou Stork Nightmares By Irvine Welsh

Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh

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Summary

Roy Strang is engaged in a strange quest in a surrealist South Africa. 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 Africa, and his youthful life of brutality with a gang of soccer casuals.

Marabou Stork Nightmares Summary

Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh

Roy Strang is engaged in a strange quest in a surrealist South Africa. His mission is to eradicate an 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 Africa, 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.

Marabou Stork Nightmares Reviews

"A superbly talented writer...anarchic and entirely invigorating" * Scotsman *
"A wonderful success: a funny, cleverly composed, genuinely exciting and assured leap of a novel" * New Statesman *
"Extremely funny... As clever as Alasdair Gray, as elegant as Jeff Torrington, as passionate as James Kelman, Welsh has got it all" -- Tibor Fischer
"Mind-bendingly good" * GQ *
"Our most vital of contemporary authors" * i-D *

About Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is the author of eleven previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.

Additional information

GOR000596507
9780099435112
009943511X
Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1996-02-29
288
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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