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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 solution to the start of manhood in the course of an exceptional and noteworthy event on the earth of nature.

Geordie Sutton used to be extra attracted 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 legislations. His international stretched conveniently 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 some distance at the back of, and never even the impression of Darwin may possibly convince Geordie’s father than a profession in ordinary technology used to be something 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 excursion to Laysan Island, an atoll within the Pacific, the place 5 species of oceanic birds specified 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 excursion had come to kill, Geordie realized that existence is filled 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 precise typical adventure.

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