Roy Strang is engaged in a strange quest in a surrealist South Africa. His mission is to eradicate an 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 Africa, 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.Irvine Welsh. well-paid-compared-to-the-blacks-doing-the-same-thing sort of jobs , he set up a property management agency in johannesburg. ... He also had offices in Durban and Cape Town as well as property interests in Sun City. I think theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Marabou Stork Nightmares|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2009-01-01|