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The Bird Room: A Novel

208 pages1 hour


“A dark and beguiling meditation on the weight of being…so fresh it practically pings with energy…The Bird Room is seamlessly woven into a perfectly formed whole that fizzes with deadpan wit and cutting one-liners.” —The Independent

An audacious and self-assured debut novel, The Bird Room by Chris Killen is sometimes darkly comic, sometimes painfully dramatic, and always entirely engaging. Reminiscent of other up-and-coming authors such as Tao Lin, Richard Milward, and Toby Litt, and with a spare and efficient style that belies the intricacies of the novel’s double narrative, The Bird Room is a dark, edgy tale of sex, love, and obsession.

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