Rara Avis

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Books & Company, 1998 - Fiction - 191 pages
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A magic-realism novel on a parrot serving as defense lawyer for a bourgeois family, on trial for being lazy and superfluous. A spoof on South American dictatorships by a New York writer, great-granddaughter of an Uruguayan president.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A comic magical-realist parable, this blithe debut novel features a talking (and thinking) parrot and is set in an unspecified time (perhaps the '50s) and South American country (near Argentina). The ... Read full review

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User Review  - richardderus - LibraryThing

Wonderful, atmospheric, evocative writing. A family of enervated and enervating aristos are put on trial for their uselessness and inability to function as contributing members of society. The whole ... Read full review


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