Last Hummingbird West of Chile

Category: Book
By (author): Ruddock, Nicholas
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Magical Realism
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Breakwater Books Ltd
Published: June 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in
Our Price:
$ 22.95
Availability:
Available: 15 Jun 2021

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*An audacious tale of murder, privilege, and servitude - of both humans and nature.
A stunning work of imaginative fiction, Last Hummingbird West of Chile spins a tale of adventure that is in turn comedic, violent, poignant and thoughtful. Through the exploits of a young sailor born in questionable circumstance and a pair of murderous servants, as well as an assortment of other 19th century regulars, the vital subjects of today-race, religion, sexuality, environment-are framed in history and human culture.

Through narration by human protagonists, a tree, a hummingbird, various beasts, and the landscape itself, Ruddock tells a story of colonialism and environment, brutality and privilege, and the best and worst of human nature.
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