Beautifully written story of perhaps the last of a now vanished species. Heartfelt and poignant without sentimentality--a gem! — Louise Jones
In this conservation classic, originally published more than sixty years ago, Fred Bodsworth tells the story of a solitary Eskimo curlew's perilous migration and search for a mate. The lone survivor comes to stand for the entirety of a species on the brink of extinction, and for all in nature that is endangered.
This new paperback edition includes a foreword by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet W.S. Merwin and an afterword by Nobel Prize–winning physicist Murray Gell–Mann.
About the Author
Fred Bodsworth is an esteemed ornithologist, a former reporter, and the author of six books. Last of the Curlews was his first novel. He lives in Toronto.