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The Night Birds

(2007)
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The intertwining story of three generations of German immigrants to the Midwest-their clashes with slaveholders, the Dakota uprising and its aftermath-is seen through the eyes of young Asa Senger, named for an uncle killed by an Indian friend. It is the unexpected appearance of Asa's aunt Hazel, institutionalized since shortly after the mass hangings of thirty-eight Dakota warriors in Mankato in 1862, that reveals to him that the past is as close as his own heartbeat.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"We all set our sights on the Great American Novel. . . . [Thomas Maltman] comes impressively close to laying his hands on the grail." - Madison Smartt Bell


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Used availability for Thomas Maltman's The Night Birds

Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Night Birds
Author(s): Thomas Maltman
ISBN: 1-4395-6003-X / 978-1-4395-6003-7 (USA edition)
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August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Night Birds
Author(s): Thomas Maltman
ISBN: 1-56947-462-1 / 978-1-56947-462-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Night Birds
Author(s): Thomas Maltman
ISBN: 1-56947-502-4 / 978-1-56947-502-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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Kindle Editions

August 2007 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Night Birds: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Maltman
Publisher: Soho Crime
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