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This is an auction for THE LONDON PIGEON WARS by Patrick Neate.

"The return of an old friend turns life upside down for a group of thirtysomethings in this quirky novel set in contemporary London. Murray is a disarmingly charming con artist forever elbowing his way into other people's business. His reappearance after a decade reminds his fellow urbanites - including a fringe poet, a haughty haberdasher, and a financially strapped entrepreneur - just how hopelessly bland their daily lives have become. In the past, Murray has orchestrated relatively innocuous schemes: peddling laxatives to drug-seeking university students and selling worthless antiques for outrageous sums. But his latest plan, for which he single-mindedly enlists his friends, is both serious and deadly. Hovering over Murray et al. is the city's pigeon population, divided into two "camps" who battle beak to beak to retain their respective turfs. The birds' skirmishes paralyze the city, as citizens become consumed with the chaos in the sky. Author of the Whitbread Award-winning Twelve Bar Blues (2002), Neate casts his satirical eye on a bleak urban landscape where the search for identity haunts both the earthbound and the winged."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 2004.

382 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

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

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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