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The Bird Skinner

(2014)
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It is 1973. Jim Kennoway, a distinguished ornithologist and Second World War veteran, has just left his work at the Natural History Museum in New York, turned his back on his family and retreated to an island boathouse off the coast of Maine. His desires are simple: to be left alone with his cigarettes, gin and battered copy of Treasure Island, and to forget.

Jim's solitude is shattered when Cadillac Baketi, a tall, ebullient and dazzlingly bright young woman from the Solomon Islands arrives on her way to study medicine at Yale University. Cadillac is the daughter of Tosca, an island scout Jim befriended during the war when they collected and skinned birds while spying on the Japanese. Jim curses the intrusion as he finds his thoughts catapulting back to his youth and a dark truth about his time in the Solomons. Yet it may be that Cadillac, from the Pacific islands Jim thought he'd left behind, can teach him to be human again.

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January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
ISBN: 0-8021-2104-7 / 978-0-8021-2104-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
ISBN: 0-85789-727-6 / 978-0-85789-727-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Title: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
ISBN: 0-8021-2105-5 / 978-0-8021-2105-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
ISBN: 1-84887-367-0 / 978-1-84887-367-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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January 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Availability: Amazon