( Finnish - Linnunaivot - 2006 )

novel by Johanna Sinisalo

translated by David Hackston

Published: Peter Owen - trade paperback - 2010
ISBN: 0720613434 / 9780720613438

Peter Owen - e-book - 2011
eISBN: 9780720613827

Peter Owen ( Amazon ) - Kindle - 2012
ASIN: B0095TD5X6

A young Finnish couple set off for the hiking trip of a lifetime in New Zealand and Australia with Conrad's Heart of Darkness as reading material. The trip gradually turns into a tortuous thriller with belongings disappearing and, even more mysteriously, reappearing. Birdbrain reveals the dark side of the explorer's desire: the insatiable need to control, to invade and leave one's mark on the landscape. But what happens when nature starts to fight back?

A 'Guardian Book of the Year' - 2010

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