The Painted Bird

Recommended by Randall Grahm, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #13 in Poland

Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Called by the Los Angeles Times "one of the most imposing novels of the decade," it was eventually translated into more than thirty languages.

A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, The Painted Bird is a dark novel that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. It is the first, and the most famous, novel by a writer who is now discredited.

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Randall Grahm @jeromecharyn @BonnyDoonVineyd @bascove1 @lenoreriegel @flatironwines It was so honored that you saw your way to participate, and very glad that the event was not too onerous. Currently reading the Kosinski book and enjoying it immensely. Would love to get together again next time in NYC. (Source)

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