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ISBN: 0224076892 / ISBN-13: 9780224076890

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Marking the debut of an unforgettable talent, this haunting novel rescues a tragedy from historical oblivion in a voice that engulfs the reader. ... Show synopsis

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  • Giraffe (Jonathan Cape) – Hardcover (2006)
    by J M Ledgard

    Giraffe

    Hardcover, Jonathan Cape
    2006
    English
    224 pages

    ISBN: 0224076892
    ISBN-13: 9780224076890

    In 1975, on the eve of May Day, secret police dressed in chemical warfare suits sealed off a zoo in a small Czechoslovakian town, and ordered the destruction of the largest captive herd of giraffes in the world. This apparently senseless massacre lies at the heart of J. M. Ledgard's remarkable first novel. Ledgard tells the story of the giraffes from the moment of their capture in Africa to their deaths far away behind the Iron Curtain. We see them first through the eyes of Emil, a haemodynamicist (he studies blood flow in ... Show more

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