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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 reveals his technique to the start of manhood in the course of a superb and remarkable event on the earth of nature.

Geordie Sutton was once extra drawn to the natural world 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 international stretched with ease from quiet, tree-lined streets with well-spaced homes to clandestine adventures at the river. however the flip of the century used to be nonetheless no longer a ways in the back of, and never even the influence of Darwin may perhaps convince Geordie’s father than a profession in normal technology used to be something 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 excursion to Laysan Island, an atoll within the Pacific, the place 5 species of oceanic birds particular 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 strangely of all, rabbits which the day trip had come to kill, Geordie discovered that lifestyles is stuffed with cruelty in addition to attractiveness, and that no guy can stand other than 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 real usual adventure.

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