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The Painted Bird
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HighBridge 2010
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Lexile measure:
980L
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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 masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. It is the first, and the most famous, novel by one of the most important and original writers of this century.
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Street Date:
3/30/2010
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781615730810
Lexile measure:
980
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APA Citation (style guide)

Jerzy Kosinski. (2010). The Painted Bird. Unabridged HighBridge.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jerzy Kosinski. 2010. The Painted Bird. HighBridge.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jerzy Kosinski, The Painted Bird. HighBridge, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jerzy Kosinski. The Painted Bird. Unabridged HighBridge, 2010.

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