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Bridge of Birds (1984) [Novel]
by Barry Hughart Rating: Weighted - 8.4 / Average - 8.4 of 10 (23 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Master Li
Part: 1

Summary :

When all the children of the village come down with a mysterious illness during the silkworm harvest, Number Ten Ox, stout of heart though modest of intellectual attainment, goes on a mission to the big city to hire a sage, armed with his Auntie Hua's small fortune, five thousand copper cash. Under the sign of the half-closed eye he finds the disreputable Master Li, a scholar with a slight flaw in his character. The solution of the riddle of the sleeping children will require the solving of a literal, ancient riddle, the sacrifice of a miser's fortune in pearls and jade, and an investigation into the whereabouts of an immortal's heart, before the birds can fly once more.

Original title: Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and Legend
FictionFantasyFantasy Featuring Detection

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, the (1998) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Barry Hughart

Edition #1: Bridge of Birds

Bridge of Birds (1984)
Awards: World Fantasy Award: Novel (1985), Mythopoeic Award (1986)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

Bridge of Birds (1986)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Corgi Books
ISBN: 0552126462
Pages: 271

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Bridge of Birds (1985)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345321383
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 278

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Bridge of Birds (1984)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312095511
Pages: 248

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