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The Bird Artist: A Novel (Paperback)

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Description


Howard Norman's The Bird Artist, the first book of his Canadian trilogy, begins in 1911. Its narrator, Fabian Vas is a bird artist: He draws and paints the birds of Witless Bay, his remote Newfoundland coastal village home. In the first paragraph of his tale Fabian reveals that he has murdered the village lighthouse keeper, Botho August. Later, he confesses who and what drove him to his crime--a measured, profoundly engrossing story of passion, betrayal, guilt, and redemption between men and women.

The Bird Artist is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

About the Author


Howard Norman is the author of several novels—The Northern Lights, The Bird Artist, and The Museum Guard—and a story collection, The Chauffeur. He has twice been named as a finalist for the National Book Award. He lives with his family in Vermont and Washington D.C.

Praise For…


“A classic story . . . All that is splendid and spectacular in the book is simply light, magically employed to seek out what is real.” —Richard Eder, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Bewitching . . . glows like a night light in the reader's mind.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Completely original and compelling . . . written with great intelligence, wit and clarity.” —Anne Whitehouse, The Boston Sunday Globe

“[The Bird Artist] combines colorful backwoods eccentrics and gothic melodrama that strongly resembles the work of film director David Lynch.” —Edward B. St. John, Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312130275
ISBN-10: 0312130279
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: March 15th, 1995
Pages: 304
Language: English