Birdy is the debut novel of William Wharton, who was more than 50 years old when it was published. It won the U.S. National Book Award in category First Novel. Birdy was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1980, ultimately losing to The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer. ...
Birdy is a 1984 American drama film based on William Wharton's 1978 novel of the same name.Directed by Alan Parker, it stars Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage.Set in 1960s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the film focuses on the friendship between two teenage boys, Birdy (Modine) and Al Columbato (Cage).The story is presented in flashbacks, with a frame narrative depicting their …
· 'Birdy' was author William Wharton's first novel, written at age 50. It is a story of two boys growing up in a poor suburb of Philadelphia who have one of those puzzling friendships, due to the boys' different natures, that somehow works. Birdy is a gifted youth obsessed with birds and flying and raises pigeons and canaries.
· Birdy : a novel by Wharton, William. Publication date 1980 Publisher New York : Avon Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks; china Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. About the adventures of two friends before World War II, and the retreat by Birdy into his dream after he experienced the horror of war Access-restricted-item …
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