MARABOU STORK NIGHTMARES EBOOK
Read "Marabou Stork Nightmares" by Irvine Welsh available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. "For anyone who gets high on. Marabou Stork Nightmares is an experimental novel by Irvine Welsh. The book's narrative is split into two styles: a conventional first person account of the past. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. When the narrator's polished account of a surreal Kindle Store; ›; Kindle eBooks; ›; Literature & Fiction.
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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. When the narrator's polished account of a surreal African safari suddenly gives way to an Edinburgh soccer thug's. The acclaimed author of the cult classics Trainspotting and The Acid House, Irvine Welsh has been hailed as "the best thing that has happened to British writing. eBook . Home; Marabou Stork Nightmares bird, the marabou stork, before it drives away the peace-loving flamingo from the picturesque Lake Torto.
Formatting may be different depending on your device and eBook type. 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: 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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Description eBook Details Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Industry Reviews "Extremely funny The House of Memories.
The Tailor's Girl. Alluring Tales Hot Holiday Nights. Jack of Diamonds. The Empty Nest. When not hallucinating, Strang tells his life story, beginning in a "scheme" local authority housing in Leith , Scotland, with his violent, delusional parents, two half-brothers one a womanizer, the other flamboyantly gay , and his promiscuous sister, all of whom he despises.
The family relocates to apartheid-era South Africa when he is an adolescent, where he is repeatedly molested by his uncle.
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When his father is jailed for the violent assault of a taxi driver, the Strangs are forced to return to Scotland — a mere 18 months after they left. Over the next few years, Strang grows into a violent, misogynistic thug.
He maintains a full-time job in as a systems analyst for the fictional investment group, 'Scottish Spinsters' a probable reference to the real Scottish Widows firm. He joins a gang of football hooligans who are attached to Hibernian F.
Strang enjoys his life as a "top boy," feared by the entire town, until the gang kidnaps a young woman who rejected their advances and gang rapes her; Strang informs the reader that he is horrified, but too intimidated to try and stop them, even though he himself does not join in. The gang evades prison, but Strang is stricken with guilt and withdraws completely into depression.
He briefly revives a few months later when he meets a woman and genuinely feels love for the first time. Around the same time he begins to take ecstasy , and even befriends his gay half-brother.
The memory of what he has done continues to haunt him, however, and his depression soon completely engulfs him, taking him away from his lover and his drug-driven escapism.
He attempts suicide but survives, putting him in the coma he began the novel in. One day, the gang's rape victim visits him in the hospital.
She tells him that she has been murdering her rapists one by one, and now she has come for him, saying that he was by far the most brutal; it is left ambiguous whether or not this is true.The family relocates to apartheid-era South Africa when he is an adolescent, where he is repeatedly molested by his uncle. He joins a gang of football hooligans who are attached to Hibernian F.
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