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Book Title: Birds of Passage|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 15.78 MB
v The author of the book: Morgan Nyberg
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: March 6th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781495490675
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Read full description of the books Birds of Passage:Imprisoned in the remains of an automobile from the "good times," three travelers wait through the night, held captive by a band of pyromancers. The "Fire Boss" squats beside a pyre, observing the manner in which the flames consume the human offering, the way the smoke curls into the dark sky, the arrangement of the ashes. What the fire tells him will determine the fate of the travelers. Will they be allowed to go on their way in the morning? Or will one of them - or all of them - be selected as the next offering? BIRDS OF PASSAGE is set twenty years after the events of Morgan Nyberg's post-apocalyptic novel SINCE TOMORROW. Frost's farm, the setting of that novel, is in severe decline. If a better site for the farm is not found, the few remaining residents will soon be wiped out by the diseases ravaging the denizens of nearby Town. Frost's great-grandson, Fraser, heads into the coastal mountains of British Columbia with a few companions, hoping to find a new site for the farm. Following them is Fraser's father, Blaine, alcoholic, syphilitic, deranged, determined in his delusional way to protect his son. When Blaine appears at the settlement of the pyromancers, will he somehow rescue Fraser and his companions? Or will he turn this predicament - and the other calamities encountered on the trip north - from bad to worse? BIRDS OF PASSAGE contains no commentary, no explanation. It is all showing, no telling. Morgan Nyberg's lucid and hypnotic prose compels the reader through scenes of danger, horror, despair, humour, deep love and unbearable personal conflict as Fraser and his companions struggle through apocalyptic landscapes natural and man made, never quite giving up hope for a better life.
Read information about the authorMorgan Nyberg was born in Ontario, Canada and grew up in farming country in southern British Columbia. After graduating from the University of British Columbia he worked as a laborer for a decade before finally settling into teaching. For most of the last 30 years he has lived abroad, teaching English as a Foreign Language in Ecuador, Portugal and the Sultanate of Oman.
His first book, The Crazy Horse Suite, a verse play, was performed on the stage in New York and was broadcast on CBC Radio. Soon after that a memoir won the CBC Literary Competition. His first venture into book-length fiction, a children's novel, Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army, won Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award. Since then he has added a further children's novel, Bad Day in Gladland; two literary novels for adults, El Dorado Shuffle and Mr. Millennium; and the post-apocalyptic Raincoast Saga, comprising The Fixer, Since Tomorrow, Birds of Passage, Medicine and Frost Oysterson. He currently lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.
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