There's a ragged and strange man on the corner selling caged wild birds. Jarvis feels sorry for them and buys one, intending to set it free. But it sings so sweetly that Jarvis forgets his good intentions. Then one night, when the little robin no longer sings, the birdman returns.
Used availability for Melvin Burgess's The Birdman
October 2000 : UK Hardback