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Reviews | May 15, 2011

The Avian Gospels by Adam Novy

Short Flight / Long Drive Books, 2010 Book I: 278 pp. Book II: 184 pp.

Review by Tobias Carroll

On the desktop before me as I set out to write this review are two volumes: specifically, the two parts of Adam Novy’s The Avian Gospels. The designs are complementary: on one appears the title, Novy’s name, and about twenty birds; on the other, the birds have increased in number and, grouped together, resemble a particularly sinister cloud. That’ll be the last time I refer to the two books separately: for all intents and purposes, this is one long novel divided