Birdy

By: Wharton, William

Price: $25.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Edges slightly faded, jacket flaps lightly toned. 1978 Hard Cover. 309, [1] pp. 8vo. Author's first book. Hailed upon its publication as a classic for readers not yet born (Philadelphia Inquirer), Birdy is an inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, dreaming and surviving, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, birdness. It tells the story of Al, a bold, hot-tempered boy whose goals in life are to life weights and pick up girls, and his strange friend Birdy, the skinny, tongue-tied perhaps genius who only wants to raise canaries and to fly. While fighting in World War II, they find their dreams become all too real—and their lives are changed forever. In Birdy, William Wharton crafts an unforgettable tale that suggests another notion of sanity in a world that is manifestly insane.

Title: Birdy

Author: Wharton, William

Categories: Fiction, Modern First Editions, First Appearances,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1978

ISBN Number: 0394425693

ISBN Number 13: 9780394425696

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2199136