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The Chantic Bird,

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Cover illustration by Robin Mundie.

ISBN 0 207 142173

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"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
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Paperback, Sirius Paperback, 201 pages
Published 1979 by Angus & Robertson
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Andrea
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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