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This is an auction for BIRDS WITHOUT WINGS, by Louis de Bernieres.

"A sweeping account of the rise of modern Turkey and the last days of the Ottoman Empire. In an intensely personal way, de Bernieres shows how these historic changes affected the inhabitants of Eskibahnce . . . and in a more global way . . . how misplaced imperial aspirations and gratuitous war can devastate ordinary people."
- Newsday

"An absorbing epic . . . It has the pleasingly busy feel of a 19th-century classic."
- New York Times Book Review

"A fascinating, evocative work written on a grand scale not much seen today . . . In his compassionate portrayal of simple people struggling against sweeping historical forces and his vivid descriptions of the cruelties of war, de Bernires has reached heights that few modern novelists ever attempt."
- Washington Post Book World

" Birds Without Wings is one of the most engrossing novels Ive read all year . . . A lively and enlivening history and character study and geography and theological accounting all in one."
- Chicago Tribune

"De Bernires has caught to perfection the slow-paced, richly descriptive, discursive, proverb-laden narrative style characteristic of Balkan and Anatolian storytellers. His subtly differentiated characters attach themselves to us and wont let go: We come to care about them, and their deaths diminish us . . . [This] novel tells us more about our flawed human condition than is comfortable to know, and that is its greatest strength."
- Los Angeles Times

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 2004.

625 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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