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The Painted Bird

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Description

Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Kosinski's story follows a dark-haired, olive-skinned boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, as he wanders alone from one village to another, sometimes hounded and tortured, only rarely sheltered and cared for. Through the juxtaposition of adolescence and the most brutal of adult experiences, Kosinski sums up a Bosch-like world of harrowing excess where senseless violence and untempered hatred are the norm. Through sparse prose and vivid imagery, Kosinski's novel is a story of mythic proportion, even more relevant to today's society than it was upon its original publication.

Customer Reviews

Incredible

My mother had read this when she was a young girl and always raved about it, but could never remember the name of it. One day it found it's way back into her life, and she suggested I read it... I'm glad I did! From the moment you start reading this book, you are glued to it until the very last page. It focuses on a boy whose life consists of constant moments of evil, loss, cruelty, and abandonment. It helps give us all a new sense of gratitud we should have for lives we live. This is definitely a must read!

The Painted Bird
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Aug 09, 1995
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Seller: The Perseus Books Group, LLC
  • Print Length: 234 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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