By: Wharton, William

Price: $20.00

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Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj

[a bit of soiling at top and bottom edges of covers, faint foxing to top page edges, spine slightly turned; jacket shows moderate wear at edges and corners, surface rubbing, vertical crease in rear flap, small tear at top front foldover (rendered unobtrusive by new jacket protector)]. The author's first novel, a National Book Award winner, which takes the reader "into the life -- into the abrasive real world, the extraordinary mind and the inspired obsession -- of a boy whose entire being, from his thirteenth year, is focused on his desire for flight, on his fascination with birds." One of those books whose lyrical mode of expression usually translates into "unfilmable," but in fact Alan Parker made a halfway decent movie out of it in 1984, with Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage; of course, he did have to update it from the 1930s/World War II period of the book, and make the two main characters into Vietnam veterans (more "relevant," I guess).

Title: Birdy

Author: Wharton, William

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Fred Marcellino

Categories: Fiction: Modern Lit,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1979

ISBN Number: 0-394-42569-3

ISBN Number 13: 9780394425696

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 17845

Keywords: Birds Mental Illness Movie Source Fantasies