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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (2 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099548488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099548485
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 386,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In her debut novel, Andrea Eames captures brilliantly the atmosphere of corroding trust that pervades the Coopers' farm...Eames is a young writer with talent, whose novel tackles matters of substance" (Aminatta Forna Guardian)

"This is a touching and assured debut... Eames is definitely one to watch" (Lesley McDowall Scotsman)

"Eames is a fluent and engaging writer and this debut novel signals real promise for her future" (Susan Williams Independent)

"A frank and unvarnished portrait of life behind the headlines, sharpened by details from the author's own Zimbabwean girlhood" (Hephzibah Anderson Daily Mail)

"The Cry of the Go-Away Bird clearly draws on her own experience... The atmosphere is reminiscent of Doris Lessing's The Grass is Singing" (BBC Radio 4)

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'In her debut novel, Andrea Eames captures brilliantly the atmosphere of corroding trust that pervades the Coopers' farm ... Eames is a young writer with talent, whose novel tackles matters of substance.' (The Guardian)

'This is a touching and assured debut ... Eames is definitely one to watch.' (The Scotsman)

'Eames is a fluent and engaging writer and this debut novel signals real promise for her future.' (The Independent)

'A frank and unvarnished portrait of life behind the headlines, sharpened by details from the author's own Zimbabwean girlhood.' (The Daily Mail) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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