Marabou Stork Nightmares: Book by Irvine Welsh

Marabou Stork Nightmares

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ISBN: 9780099435112    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 1996     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 288        Language: English
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...Read more
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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About the author: Irvine Welsh
Irvine Welsh is the author of nine previous works of fiction, most recently 'Crime'. He currently lives in Dublin.

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Review:
A superbly talented writer...anarchic and entirely invigorating" Scotsman "A wonderful success: a funny, cleverly composed, genuinely exciting and assured leap of a novel" New Statesman "Extremely...Read more
A superbly talented writer...anarchic and entirely invigorating" Scotsman "A wonderful success: a funny, cleverly composed, genuinely exciting and assured leap of a novel" New Statesman "Extremely funny... As clever as Alasdair Gray, as elegant as Jeff Torrington, as passionate as James Kelman, Welsh has got it all" -- Tibor Fischer "Mind-bendingly good" GQ "Our most vital of contemporary authors" i-D
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