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  • Published: 15 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241983416
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99
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Birds of America

Introduction by Booker Prize-Winning Author Penelope Lively




An electrifying modern American classic about a young man's political awakening, with an introduction by Penelope Lively

Peter Levi, a shy and sensitive American teenager, moves to Paris to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War, where he is determined to live a life in harmony with his own idealistic views. But the world is changing at breakneck pace, with nuclear war looming abroad and racial tensions simmering at home. Before long, Peter's naïve illusions are shattered, as he finds himself an unwilling participant in an era of extraordinary change.

Birds of America is an unforgettable and deeply moving story of personal and political turmoil; of the strange and surprising nature of growing up; and of the questions we face when we examine who we really are.

  • Published: 15 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241983416
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

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Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy was a well-known novelist, critic, journalist and memoirist. She was born in Seattle, of mixed Catholic, Protestant and Jewish descent. She died in October 1989.

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