Tail of the Blue Bird (Paperback)
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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 03/06/2010
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'A delightful book that combines the basic tug of the whodunit with the more elegant pleasures of the literary novel' Independent

Sonokrom, a village in the Ghanaian hinterland, has not changed for hundreds of years. Here, the men and women speak the language of the forest, drink aphrodisiacs with their palm wine and walk alongside the spirits of their ancestors. The discovery of sinister remains - possibly human, definitely 'evil' - and the disappearance of a local man brings the intrusion of the city in the form of Kayo, a young forensic pathologist convinced that scientific logic can shatter even the most inexplicable of mysteries.

As old and new worlds clash and clasp, and Kayo and his sidekick, Constable Garba, delve deeper into the case, they discover a truth that leaves scientific explanations far behind.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099526124
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 127 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A delightful book that combines the basic tug of the whodunit with the more elegant pleasures of the literary novel * Independent *
A lyrically beautiful tale * Arise *
A deeply complex novel; each character, every line entices the reader into feeling the beating heart of urban and rural Ghanaian lives... Parkes' steady, assured writing weaves a cosmological mystery that keeps you guessing to the very last page * Courttia Newland *
A brilliant new voice * Time Out *
A magical and engaging read -- Margaret Busby

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“Tail of the Blue Bird”

“Ei, wonders will never cease. They say nothing is other than what you see, but it is also true that nothing is other than what you don’t see.”

Kayo Odamtten is a young forensic pathologist working a dead-end job as... More

Paperback edition
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“Tail of the Blue Bird”

“Ei, wonders will never cease. They say nothing is other than what you see, but it is also true that nothing is other than what you don’t see.”

Kayo Odamtten is a young forensic pathologist working a dead-end job as... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 36

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