Wolfe, Swain. The parrot trainer, a novel.

Author:Theiss, Nola
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

WOLFE, Swain. The parrot trainer, a novel. St. Martin's Griffin. 310p. bibliog. c2003. 0-312-31092-7 $13.95. SA

The Parrot Trainer is a strange mix of comedy, archeology and hallucination. The story begins when Jack Miller, an unrepentant finder and seller of Southwestern Indian antiquities, especially of the Mimbres tribe, witnesses an auto accident and finds clues in the wreck to a newly discovered site. What follows is a combination of strange characters, some real and some not, and observations about the Southwestern cultures of the past and the present and the similarity between the legal and...

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