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Book cover ofBirdbrain
  • Author: Johanna SINISALO
  • Publisher: Peter Owen
  • Published: 2010
  • Description: Softback, Near Fine
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: First
  • ISBN-13: 9780720613438
  • Ref: 12887
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A first UK edition B format (130 x 198 mm) paperback.  Unread, but some light tanning to pages.  Translated from the Finnish by David Hackston.

SYNOPSIS:  “A young Finnish couple – sports enthusiast Jykri and his girlfriend Heidi – go on the hiking trip of a lifetime in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand with Conrad’s Heart of Darkness in their backpacks and the intention of being ecologically aware.  As they attempt increasingly challenging trails their trek develops a sinister aspect as unsettling events occur.

Belongings disappear and – more mysteriously – reappear.  Finally the couple sense that, rather than these being random events, they are at the mercy of untamed natural forces directed by an intelligent being.

The novel reveals the darker side of the explorer’s desire: the insatiable need to control one’s environment to invade and to leave one’s mark on the landscape.  But what happens when nature starts to fight back?”