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This masterful National Book Award winner explores the shattering effects of war on the human mind. Growing up, Birdy dreams of flying like a bird and shares these fantasies with his best friend, Al. Years later, World War II sends both men to hospitals - Al for physical wounds and Birdy for psychological trauma. When Birdy falls into a catatonic state, it is Al who tries to pull him out.
©1978 William Wharton; (P)2008 Recorded Books
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National Book Award, First Novel, 1980
"A writer's triumph and a reader's delight." (Toni Morrison)
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