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An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw it: A…

by Jessie Greengrass

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I admit that I selected this book because I am a birder and I also like to read a bit about extinct birds. I did know that this was a collection of short stories and what a breathtaking collection it is! After the first story, the Great Auk story which lays a brief record of mans irrepressible greed and its resultant tragedy, the following stories deal with aspects of loneliness and isolation. Some are set in the past and some are in the future, somewhat dystopian. The language is elegant and restrained and gorgeous. So glad I snagged this Amazon used. ( )
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