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The Resource The language of birds : a novel, Norbert Scheuer ; translated by Stephen Brown ; illustrations by Erasmus Scheuer

The language of birds : a novel, Norbert Scheuer ; translated by Stephen Brown ; illustrations by Erasmus Scheuer

Label
The language of birds : a novel
Title
The language of birds
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Norbert Scheuer ; translated by Stephen Brown ; illustrations by Erasmus Scheuer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"It is 2003, and Paul Arimond is serving as a paramedic in Afghanistan. The twenty-four-year-old has no illusions of becoming a hero. Rather, he has chosen the army to escape the tragedies of his past and his own feelings of guilt. As a result, he finds himself in the same land, now war-torn, where an ancestor of his, Ambrosius Arimond, a late eighteenth-century traveler and ornithologist, once explored and developed the theory of a universal language of birds. As visceral horrors and everyday banalities of the war threaten to engulf Paul, he, like his great-great-grandfather, finds his very own refuge in Afghanistan's natural world. In a diary filled with exquisite drawings of birds and ruminations on the life he left behind, Paul describes his experiences living with two comrades and his befriending of an Afghan man, Nassim, as well as his dreams of escaping the restrictive base camp and visiting the shores of a lake visible from the lookout tower. But when he finally reaches the lake one night, he finds himself in the midst of a chain of events that, with his increasingly fragile state of mind, has dramatic and ultimately heartbreaking consequences. A meditative novel that shows a new side to the conflict in Afghanistan, The Language of Birds takes a moving look at the all-too-human costs of war and questions what it truly means to fight for freedom."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1951-
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Scheuer, Norbert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brown, Stephen
  • Scheuer, Erasmus
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  • Afghan War (2001-)
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Bird watchers
  • Germans
  • Germany
  • Armed Forces
  • Bird watchers
  • Germans
  • Afghanistan
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The language of birds : a novel, Norbert Scheuer ; translated by Stephen Brown ; illustrations by Erasmus Scheuer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in German as Die Sprache der Vögel, © Verlag C.H.Beck oHG, München 2015"--Title page verso
  • Sub-title from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
958781208
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9781910376638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958781208
Label
The language of birds : a novel, Norbert Scheuer ; translated by Stephen Brown ; illustrations by Erasmus Scheuer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in German as Die Sprache der Vögel, © Verlag C.H.Beck oHG, München 2015"--Title page verso
  • Sub-title from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
958781208
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9781910376638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958781208

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