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This title offers a journey to the green inferno of the African jungle that brings one man face to face with his macabre past. Every year the storks would set off on their astounding 12,000-mile migration from Northern Europe to the remote Central African Republic. One year, inexplicably, puzzling numbers of them fail to return. At the invitation of a Swiss ornithologist, Louis Antioch agrees to investigate the mystery of the birds' disappearance. Before he can set off on his quest, however, his patron is found dead in bizarre circumstances. Jean-Christophe Grang's uncompromising narrative develops at a nightmare pace from a Bulgarian gypsy encampment to a kibbutz in the Occupied Territories, to the African jungle, to Calcutta, where an appalling and gruesome truth emerges: the end of a mission that began with the "Flight of the Storks".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099448990
ISBN-10: 0099448998
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 110mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jean-Christophe Grange

Jean-Christophe Grange was born in Paris in 1961. Formerly an independent international reporter, he worked with magazines all over the world as well as with various press agencies before setting up his own news agency. Blood-red Rivers, his second novel, was made into a film - directed by Mathieu Kassovitz - with the title The Crimson Rivers.

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