Everything else about The Bird Catcher is gloriously real. Like Women About Town, it's a novel of observation, a novel that swoops and soars in its dizzy flights to worlds you never imagined, a novel about catching life on the wing (and occasionally in mid crawl). Charles calls the wood thrush "the John Cage of birds." The Bird Catcher is the wood-thrush song of novels — in Jacobs's words, "Improvised, vaulted, and green."
, Entertainment, Media, Nature and the Environment, More