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By Robert Murphy,John Pimlott

ISBN-10: 1590773241

ISBN-13: 9781590773246

This is the tale of a sixteen-year-old boy who unearths his method to the start of manhood in the course of a very good and remarkable event on this planet of nature.

Geordie Sutton was once extra attracted to the natural world of the prairie slough and alongside the Iowa River than he was once in following his father’s footsteps into the perform of legislation. His international 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 now not a ways in the back of, and never even the impression of Darwin may possibly convince Geordie’s father than a occupation in traditional technological know-how was once whatever greater than an excuse to loaf within the outdoors.

Questioning his personal correct to decide 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 exact 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 so much unusually of all, rabbits which the excursion 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 yes Island is Robert Murphy’s fourth novel, a narrative of a vintage adolescent clash set opposed to a heritage of precise ordinary adventure.

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