Marabou Stork Nightmares

Author(s): 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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Severe intense prose from one of Britain's best writers. 20031017

"A wonderful success: a funny, cleverly composed, genuinely exciting and assured leap of a novel."
--"New Statesman"

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

General Fields

  • : 9780099435112
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : February 1996
  • : 199mm X 130mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 1996
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Irvine Welsh
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 288