By Robert Murphy,John Pimlott

ISBN-10: 1590773241

ISBN-13: 9781590773246

This is the tale of a sixteen-year-old boy who reveals his solution to the start of manhood in the course of an exceptional and remarkable experience on the earth of nature.

Geordie Sutton was once extra attracted to the flora and fauna of the prairie slough and alongside the Iowa River than he used to be in following his father’s footsteps into the perform of legislation. His global stretched very easily from quiet, tree-lined streets with well-spaced homes to clandestine adventures at the river. however the flip of the century was once nonetheless no longer a long way in the back of, and never even the effect of Darwin may convince Geordie’s father than a profession in usual technology used to be whatever greater than an excuse to loaf within the outdoors.

Questioning his personal correct to settle on a lifetime of which his father disapproved, Geordie joined an day trip to Laysan Island, an atoll within the Pacific, the place 5 species of oceanic birds precise to that island have been threatened with extinction. There, between colonies of albatross, miller birds, shearwaters, honey eaters and teal, finch and little flightless rails, in addition to seals, large turtles, and such a lot unusually of all, rabbits which the day trip had come to kill, Geordie realized that lifestyles is stuffed with cruelty in addition to attractiveness, and that no guy can stand apart from involvement with either those forces.

A definite Island is Robert Murphy’s fourth novel, a narrative of a vintage adolescent clash set opposed to a history of actual average adventure.

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