The Chantic Bird by David Ireland

The Chantic Bird

David Ireland

260 pages first pub 1968 (editions)

fiction challenging dark slow-paced


I'm only telling you this to let you know what a silly thing it is to live like I do. What it was, I got sacked from my seventeenth job for fighting or gambling—I don't know which—and because I was hardly ever there. I was gambling all right, but ...

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Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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