Elsewhere in the Land of Parrots

Elsewhere in the Land of Parrots

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Houghton
Reclusive David Huntington writes rigorously meaningless poetry to great acclaim. But he lives fearfully, sleeping and working with earplugs, rarely going outside, drawing his life more closely around him every day.
A wild parrot, a gift from his father, becomes the breach in the dike: Little Wittgenstein has a jungle shriek, fierce eyes, and a beak that wreaks havoc. David finally throws the bird out the window--and follows it into the world. His guilty search for the parrot takes him first to Telegraph Hill, where the parrot may have found others of its kind. Inexorably David is drawn even farther, lured to South America by rumors of an ancient flock in the wild mangrove swamps. There he meets the lovely level-headed Fern, an American scientist who has her own reasons for searching for the birds. Will he retreat, or follow the parrots' call?
Jim Paul has created a tender, whimsical romance, told with wit and subtlety, about having the courage to heed the messages the world sends you, and to welcome unexpected love.


Baker & Taylor
An escaped wild parrot named Wittgenstein, a gift from his father, becomes the catalyst for drawing reclusive poet David Huntington back into the world as he follows it to Telegraph Hill and then to South America, where he meets Fern, a lovely American scientist with her own personal interest in the bird. 20,000 first printing.

Harcourt Publishing
Reclusive David Huntington writes rigorously meaningless poetry to great acclaim. But he lives fearfully, sleeping and working with earplugs, rarely going outside, drawing his life more closely around him every day.
A wild parrot, a gift from his father, becomes the breach in the dike: Little Wittgenstein has a jungle shriek, fierce eyes, and a beak that wreaks havoc. David finally throws the bird out the window--and follows it into the world. His guilty search for the parrot takes him first to Telegraph Hill, where the parrot may have found others of its kind. Inexorably David is drawn even farther, lured to South America by rumors of an ancient flock in the wild mangrove swamps. There he meets the lovely level-headed Fern, an American scientist who has her own reasons for searching for the birds. Will he retreat, or follow the parrots' call?
Jim Paul has created a tender, whimsical romance, told with wit and subtlety, about having the courage to heed the messages the world sends you, and to welcome unexpected love.


Blackwell North Amer
David Huntington has built his career around writing verse that is as meaningless as he can possibly make it. His poetry has won him a huge fellowship and the envy of his writer friends. His private life, on the other hand, is a different story. Working and sleeping in earplugs, rarely going outside or talking to anyone, David draws his life more closely around him every day.
When the destructive behavior of a wild parrot - an unwanted gift from his father - drives away the first woman he's met in months, David throws the bird out the window - and follows it into the world. His guilty search takes him to Telegraph Hill, where a chance encounter with a familiar screech leads him to the flock that makes its home there.
Inexorably, David is drawn even farther, lured to South America by rumors of an ancient flock in the wild mangrove swamps. There he meets the lovely and levelheaded Fern, an American scientist who has her own reasons for searching for these same birds. Will David retreat or follow the parrots' call?

Baker
& Taylor

An escaped wild parrot, a gift from his father, becomes the catalyst for drawing reclusive poet David Huntington back into the world, where he meets Fern, a lovely scientist with her own interest in the bird.

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 305 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780151004959
0151004951
Branch Call Number: Paul

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