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The Bird Skinner

(2014)
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Jim Kennoway was once an esteemed member of the ornithology department at the Museum of Natural History in New York, collecting and skinning birds as specimens. Slowing down from a hard-lived life and a recent leg amputation, Jim retreats to an island in Maine: to drink, smoke, and to be left alone. As a young man he worked for Naval Intelligence during World War II in the Solomon Islands. While spying on Japanese shipping from behind enemy lines, Jim befriended Tosca, a young islander who worked with him as a scout. Now, thirty years later, Tosca has sent his daughter Cadillac to stay with Jim in the weeks before she begins premedical studies at Yale. She arrives to Jim's consternation, yet she will capture his heart and the hearts of everyone she meets, irrevocably changing their lives.

Written in lush, lyrical prose-rich in island detail, redolent of Maine in summer and of the Pacific-The Bird Skinner is wise and wrenching, an unforgettable masterwork from an extraordinarily skillful novelist.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
ISBN: 0-85789-727-6 / 978-0-85789-727-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
ISBN: 0-8021-2105-5 / 978-0-8021-2105-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
ISBN: 1-84887-367-0 / 978-1-84887-367-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Bird Skinner
Author(s): Alice Greenway
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Availability: Amazon   


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