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Description - Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh

Roy Strang is engaged is a strange quest in a surrealist South Africa. His mission is to eradicate the evil predator-scavenger bird, the marabou stork, before it drives away the peace-loving flamingo from the picturesque Lake Torto. But behind this world lies another- the world of Roy's bizarre family, the Scottish housing scheme in which he grew up, his mundane job, a disastrous emigration to Aftrica, and his youthful life of brutality with a gang of soccer casuals. As one world crashes into the other, this potentially charming story of ornithological goodwill mutates into a filthy tale of violence, abuse and redemption.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099435112
ISBN-10: 009943511X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 29-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is the author of eight previous works of fiction, most recently Crime. He lives in Dublin.

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