Marabou Stork Nightmares

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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780099435112
Categories BX, Classics and Literary, Fic20, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Whateversary, Women's Fiction
Author(s) Irvine Welsh
Publisher Vintage Books
Pages 264
Format Paperback
Dimensions 12.4cm x 2.0cm x 19.4cm
Weight 0.215 kg
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