Marabou Stork Nightmares

Marabou Stork Nightmares

Irvine Welsh
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Author:  Irvine Welsh
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  288
Publisher:  Vintage Publishing
Year:  1996
ISBN:  9780099435112

Roy Strang is engaged in a strange quest in a surrealist South Africa. His mission is to eradicate an 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 Africa, 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.