(From the publisher):
"The Lord God Bird" is a startling novella filled with dark images of America in the South in 1949. Jack Hamrick, a 19-year-old who has been obsessed since childhood with the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, a bird that is on the verge of extinction, leaves Illinois for Louisiana to find the creature, accompanied by Robin, his diminitive girlfriend. They search the bayous where the bird was last reported, and Robin, as obsessed as Jake, dresses like a bird, smearing her naked body with white clay, wearing a cloak of black crow feathers, her hair in a red crest. She is discovered by local hunters and Robin and Jake are pursued deep into the bayou, where they are harbored by Robert, an ancient black man. It is a cinematic novella of obsession, passion, violence, love and loss that you won't forget."
Original title: The Lord God Bird
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense