The Flight of the Stork by Jean-Christophe Grange

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This title offers a journey to the green inferno of the African jungle that brings one man face to face with his macabre past. Every year the storks would set off on their astounding 12,000-mile migration from Northern Europe to the remote Central African Republic. One year, inexplicably, puzzling numbers of them fail to return. At the invitation of a Swiss ornithologist, Louis Antioch agrees to investigate the mystery of the birds' disappearance. Before he can set off on his quest, however, his patron is found dead in bizarre circumstances. Jean-Christophe Grang's uncompromising narrative develops at a nightmare pace from a Bulgarian gypsy encampment to a kibbutz in the Occupied Territories, to the African jungle, to Calcutta, where an appalling and gruesome truth emerges: the end of a mission that began with the "Flight of the Storks".
 

About Jean-Christophe Grange

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Jean-Christophe Grangé was born in 1961. He was a journalist before he set up his own press agency. His second novel, Blood-red Rivers, was an international bestseller and has just been released as a film.
 
Published February 29, 2012 by Vintage Digital. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In Flight of the Storks, French novelist Jean-Christophe Grange's second novel to be translated into English, a young, aimless academic tracks a flock of migrating storks across Europe and Africa in hopes of discovering the truth behind the sudden death of a Swiss ornithologist.

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