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The Chantic Bird,

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Cover illustration by Robin Mundie.

ISBN 0 207 142173

Dustjacket synopsis:
"The Chantic Bird is the confession of a teenage anarchist, a paradoxical character combining a ruthlessness and contempt for contemporary society with a great tenderness and warmth for his small brothers and sisters and for Bee, the girl who looks after them. Like all of David Ireland's novels, implic
Paperback, Sirius Paperback, 201 pages
Published 1979 by Angus & Robertson
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I consider this as one of my favorite books but I read it so long ago (40 years ago?) that I don't remember it very well. It's hard to find, so I haven't been able to re-read it. When I was 13, my heroes were rebels, loners, people who felt outside. I'm different now, so would I still like the book?
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David Neil Ireland AM (born 24 August 1927) is an Australian novelist
David Ireland was born in Lakemba in New South Wales in 1927.

Before taking up full-time writing in 1973 he undertook the classic writer's apprenticeship by working in a variety of jobs ranging from greenkeeper to an extended period in an oil refinery.

This latter job provided the inspiration for his second (and best-known) novel,
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