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Lord God Bird, the (2009) [Novella]
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"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
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

Edition #1: The Lord God Bird

The Lord God Bird (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Russell Hill has one of the strongest voices I've read in years, his prose lyrical, haunted and evocative, his settings palpable and his characters unforgettable. "The Lord God Bird" will stick in your mind long after you've turned the last page." Charles Ardai
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Manifested in:

The Lord God Bird (June 23, 2009)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Caravel Books
ISBN: 9781929355532
Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.6 in
Pages: 197

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