Howard Norman's The Bird Artist, the first book of his Canadian trilogy,
begins in 1911. Its narrator, Fabian Vas is a bird artist: He draws and
paints the birds of Witless Bay, his remote Newfoundland coastal village
home. In the first paragraph of his tale Fabian reveals that he has
murdered the village lighthouse keeper, Botho August. Later, he confesses
who and what drove him to his crime--a measured, profoundly engrossing
story of passion, betrayal, guilt, and redemption between men and women.
The Bird Artist is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Howard Norman—The Bird Artist - A Novel

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